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Hiv/Aids a Communicable Disease

HIV/AIDS a Communicable Disease Jennifer Hudson August 20, 2010 A communicable disease is an illness that is spread through contact of germs and bacteria. Humans, animals and foods are all transporters of germs and bacteria that can deliver a contagious illness from one host to another. An effortless touch or swapping of fluids is all that germs and bacteria need to spread. There are several pertinent communicable diseases in the World today. For the purposes of this paper, we will focus on...

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Role of Nurse in Prevention of Communicable Disease

Role of a nurse in infection control In order for infection and disease to occur in an individual, a process involving 6 related components must occur. This process has been referred to as the chain of infection. The six steps or links in the chain are etiologic agent, reservoir, portal of exit, mode of transmission, portal of entry and susceptible host. To stop the spread of disease, one or more of these links must be broken. 1. Etiologic agent a. Metazoan – multicellular animals many...

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Communicable Disease Paper

Communicable Disease Paper Tuberculosis Communicable diseases rely on fluid exchange, contaminated substance, or close contact to travel from an infected carrier to a healthy individual. Many people have never heard of a disease called tuberculosis (TB) or not fully aware how serious this disease really is. I will briefly summarize the research that was conducted on tuberculosis by describing the disease in details and discussing efforts to control it, indentify environmental factors related...

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data table disease

DATA TABLES: DISEASE LESSON 1 Lesson 1: Step 1 Population Number Starting Number of Contagious People Sick Days Reported Contagious Contagion Rate Prediction 200 5 60 5 0.5 Simulation Run 1 600 3 51 0 0.1 Simulation Run 2 600 3 85 0 1.0 Simulation Run 3 600 3 28 0 0.0 Lesson 1: Step 2 Population Number Population Density Starting Number of Contagious People Sick Days Reported Contagious Contagion Rate Prediction 1 (low) 125 Low 5 90 250 1.5 ...

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Parkinson Disease Research Paper

"Shaking Palsy" has been around for a very long time. Today, we call it Parkinsons disease. Parkinsons was mentioned in an ancient Indian medical system known as Ayurveda, under the name Kampavata. The name later changed to Shaking Palsy by a well known physician- Galen. He spread the idea of this common disease through Western medical literature in 175 AD. After hundreds of years, a London doctor, by the name of James Parkinson, wrote a very detailed essay, which became the first modern attempt...

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Common Childhood Diseases

Common Childhood Diseases 1.1 Introduction Children are more prone to diseases. They catch disease easily and recover fast too. You must learn to protect your children from diseases and also from many other problems which can be prevented, if you care a little. In this lesson, you will learn about some diseases which are more likely to affect a child in the first few years of life. 1.2 Objectives explain the importance of immunisation for children; give the immunisation schedule for...

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Causes Of Typhus's Disease

Typhus is a disease that is caused by the bacteria, Rickettsia. It’s been around since the late fifteenth century, and up until the twentieth century has impacted the world. Historically, Typhus was a huge disease that caused high mortality, and a chain of events. Not only that, but biologically there’s also a lot this disease does. In 1492 Typhus was a new disease and it wasn’t known until just before World War I. The origin of it is unknown, however, it is believed that it went to Western Europe...

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Essay On Native American Disease

domesticable animals and concomitant diseases. These animals offered a lot of great benefits, but also transmitted all types of diseases to the farmers. In the 14th century The Black Plague devastated their population, which killed 90 percent of their people. The devastating disease only went in one direction from Eurasia to the Americas. Columbus arrival in 1492 suddenly collided with 12,000 years of American isolation from Eurasian. The European were not affected by the disease as much as the Native American...

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Disease and Treatment in the Middle Ages

Disease and Treatment in the Middle Ages The Middle Ages were tough times when it came to disease and medicine. There were numerous types of sickness and disease that flooded Europe during the Middle Ages. Not helping the situation, the medicinal knowledge of the people of Europe of the time was not up to par. Some of the diseases and illness that were running rampant during these times were pneumonia, leprosy, and the plague. The middle ages were a time of great suffering and death because of...

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Diseases Caused by Protozoa

What Is Protozoa? Protozoa are one of the three main classes of parasites that cause diseases in humans. They are single-celled organism, and can only be seen under a microscope. When they invade a human they are able to multiply easily, which causes them to be at a great advantage and puts humans at a disadvantage. This helps them survive in the human body and causes a serious infection even with the arrival of a single protozoon. Infections caused by protozoa are contagious. Those protozoa...

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