Jiggers Essay

3913 Words Dec 11th, 2015 16 Pages
Crystal Huesca

Professor Wallace

ENGL 1302 Composition II

November 9, 2015

Infestation in Africa

Collie, Asher. "Sole Hope - Offering Hope & Healthier Lives in Uganda, Africa." Sole Hope. N.p., 2014. Web. 23 Nov. 2015.

This website was by far the most interesting one that a viewer can come across when researching about the jigger flea. It is a valuable resource that describes how a group of passionate, committed people are putting closed toed shoes on African children, one pair at a time. It all started with an encounter with a YouTube video, a video that touched a young couple so deep that in their hearts they knew that they had to do something to help the children who lived in Uganda. They realized that not only
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When I came across this website I realized that this couple was going beyond than just cleaning out jiggers from individual’s feet. The main problem of this source was that the people in the communities did not have shoes to wear leaving their feet bare for jiggers to infest and live in. By providing shoemakers to make shoes the communities were able to sustain and control the infestation. This website is a valuable resource that teaches individuals that by opening one single door can lead to many pathways. Just like this young couple that provided shoemakers and tailors to these communities which provides jobs for men and woman and also shoes for children to wear.

Hermann, Feldmeier, and Et. La. "A Neglected Disease with Many Challenges for Global Public Health." PLOS. N.p., 2014. Web. 09 Nov. 2015

This article is a complete overall analysis of the sand flea named Tunga Penetrans also known as the Jigger. The article not only introduces the insect but also the destruction of one’s health and the torment that one endures. Due to the resource-poor communities, tungiasis is basically neglected by health care providers, policy makers, the scientific community, the pharmaceutical industry, and funding institutions. Adults and children who live in these poor communities suffer from inflammation in the feet, deep ulcers, gangrene, lymphangitis, and septicemia. The article is divided into sections that consist of: An informative

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