"Infectious Disease" Essays and Research Papers

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Communicable Disease: Chickenpox/Shingles

Communicable Disease: Chickenpox/Shingles Communicable diseases are the results from the contributing factor(s) of spreading a bacterium or virus that clings onto one person whereby passing to another. The chickenpox virus is not a respecter of persons, and children are the most vulnerable because of exposure to environmental situations that cause spreading of the virus. Communicable diseases are preventable, however; prevention focuses on how the disease spreads. Health care professionals play...

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Non Infectious Disease

introduction Non-infectious diseases (also called Non-communicable diseases) are those diseases that are not caused by a pathogen and cannot be shared from one person to another. Disease caused by these organisms are infectious diseases. There are many kinds of non-infectious diseases. Non-infectious diseases may be caused by either the environment, nutritional deficiencies, lifestyle choices, or genetic inheritances. Unlike infectious diseases, non-infectious diseases are not communicable...

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Hcs 245 Culture and Disease Paper

Culture and Disease Paper - Malaria Erin E. Nelson HCS 245 September 5, 2011 Andrea Dale Culture and Disease Paper - Malaria It tropical and sub-tropical climates temperature, humidity, and rainfall work together to create a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are a host for communicable diseases one in particular is called malaria. Malaria is a parasitic disease that infects a particular type of mosquito, Anopheles mosquitoes, which feeds...

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Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases: HIV

Epidemiology & Communicable Diseases HIV or the Human Deficiency virus is like other viruses including the flu, but the one thing that makes this virus so different than any other is that the body is unable to clear this one out completely. Once someone is infected, there is no cure. Over time, HIV can also hide or mask itself in the body's cells. The cells within a person's body that fight off infection are called CD4 cells or T cells. HIV attacks these cells and copies or replicates itself inside...

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The Impact of Disease on Native American Culture

The Impact of Disease on Native American Culture Though warfare and attacks on entire villages took a definite toll on the populations of Native Americans, disease was by far the biggest killer. We’ve all heard the stories of smallpox infected blankets being given to the Native Americans, and other such atrocities, but I was simply dumbfounded at the actual numbers of dead due to Old World diseases being introduced to the New World, North America. While it has been somewhat difficult for scholars...

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Importance of childhood vaccination

The Importance of Childhood Vaccinations All babies are born with a small natural immunity to disease, but vaccination/immunizations offer important complementary defense against serious infectious diseases. Infectious diseases are also the leading cause death and disability in children. For hundreds of years, beginning with Edward Jenner’s research, scientists have sought to intervene to prevent the spread of infection by inducing immunity through the use of vaccines. Subsequently, scientists...

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Tuberculosis: Infectious Disease and Tb Patients

TUBERCULOSIS DISEASE Tuberculosis is a common, and in many cases lethal, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacteria tuberculosis. One third of the world’s population is thought to have been infected with M. tuberculosis with new infections occurring at a rate of about one per second. In 2007, there were an estimated 13.7 million chronic active cases globally, while in 2010, there were an estimated 8.8 million new cases and 1.5 million associated...

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Climate Change

global warming on infectious diseases has been highlighted in this paper. The infectious diseases have been emphasized in two major classifications which are the water and the foodborne infectious diseases as well as the vector borne infectious diseases. Even if the global warming is not easy to solve, there are some methods should be taken to mitigate this phenomenon. The study has shown that the global warming has various negative effects on human health including infectious diseases. Keywords: global...

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The 5 Leading Diseases That Causes Mortality Rate Under 5 Years of Age in the Philippines

the DOH Secretary, Dr. Manuel Dayrit, a total of 2,778 cases of the said intestinal infection were recorded in just 45 days (from May 31 to July16, 2004). From the studies on the medical diagnoses of 81 cases, Dayrit concluded that infectious (transmittable) cholera disease was the main cause of the epidemic. Cholera is caused by a bacterial strain known a Vibrio comma. The said bacterium lives in victim’s feces, urine, and vomit and may be transmitted in contaminated water and food. Cholera is caused...

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Research on Tuberculosis

pathogenesis of this disease to enhance their understanding of the epidemic (Daniel, 2006). Tuberculosis is categorized as an infectious disease in mankind’s history. Statistics show 1 out of 7 of all humans die from tuberculosis (Koch, 1882). In the United States, almost 20,000 cases of tuberculosis are diagnosed yearly, and 9 million worldwide (Miller et al, 2000). The nature of TB has been studied by many, but none led to an accurate result. If possible, how can this infectious disease be treated? In...

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