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    Semester Project

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    My Semester Project will consist of two musical pieces, one representing the journey that individuals with tuberculosis from Peru go through, and the other the journey that individuals with tuberculosis from the United States go through. The former will end in death, and the latter in a recovery. The different stages will be the initial stage pre-diagnosis, followed by being diagnosed with TB, then holding out hope that the TB will be cured, leading ultimately to the demise/recovery. These two…

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    Robert Koch Contribution

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    Contribution to science Koch has contributed a lot to science; however his most famous contribution is his discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis, which proved the idea that tuberculosis was not an ‘inherited disease’ (as it was thought at the time) but a bacterium, and was infectious (a scientist named Villemin demonstrated its was contagious but had no solid evidence to back him up). To prove that his theory was correct, Koch used a test which he had devised in his study of anthrax (now)…

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    spread of tuberculosis in society changed the way medicine was approached to a more scientific focus. The disease also shifted the idea that the sick should not be helped to one more focused on community. Malcolm Morris calls for a “crusade against tuberculosis” in his article titled “The Prevention of Consumption.” In the article, Morris focuses on the way tuberculosis is transmitted, action by public authorities, sanatoriums, and the help for all people as ways to combat tuberculosis. This…

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    The definitive diagnosis is through an acid fast stain of the bacteria in a lab, obtained through multiple sputum cultures and a chest x-ray showing abnormalities of the lungs. There is antibiotic treatment for tuberculosis but the bacteria is very drug resistant due to the stiff structure of the cell wall and as a result, the antibiotic course is long and sometimes dangerous due to serious side effects. The most common antibiotics used to treat TB are isoniazid and rifampicin for a minimum of…

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    globalization on health. The movement of people, goods and services has facilitated the spread of infectious diseases around the globe. Several diseases have become the main point of concern in the world. The first one is HIV/aids. The second diseases are tuberculosis. Cholera and malaria are however a threat but they are more pronounced in the less developed countries. I want to say that major steps should be taken to reduce the…

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    Disparity In Global Health

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    Assignment 1 Introduction Global health is essential since it is the aim to formulate effective responses to the state of health in developing and developed countries (Khan, Derman, & Testa, 2014). Therefore, global health should consist of foreign aid that is directed to building structures and systems, which is more effective than providing money (Khan et al., 2014). Overall, there are four main reasons global health should be a main focus, which are the world requires it, majority of…

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    it became quite apparent that the existence of a contagion being the cause was a "threat to social stability" (Hays140). Some diseases actually became associated with specific classes, specifically there became an "associat[ion of] pulmonary tuberculosis with the upper and middle reaches of society" (Hays 157), due to the lethargic lifestyle that consumption provided. Meanwhile people suffering from Hansen 's disease became labeled as lower citizens and were even forcible removed from society…

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    1. Introduction The Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination is globally used for the prevention of tuberculosis throughout the world. In Lithuania 97.7% of new-borns were given BCG Danish 1331 strain vaccine in 2014 1. Although this vaccine prevents severe forms of tuberculosis (TB) and has a high safety profile, a variety of complications can sometimes develop. Mostly the complications are encountered in local skin complications2 and regional suppurative lymphadenitis; however, it can also…

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    There are an estimated one billion migrants in the world today, which include 232 million international migrants and 740 million internal migrants. A prevalent disease that affects many migrant works is Tuberculosis. TB particularly affects poor and vulnerable populations. According to Stanhope and Lancaster (2016), the environment element of the epidemiologic triangle includes socioeconomic factors and working conditions. The migrant population is heavily affected due to overcrowded living and…

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    For centuries, tuberculosis was thought to be an insidious, implacable theft of life, the germ of death itself. When a person was diagnosed with tuberculosis it was like a death sentence. Its cause was unknown until in 1882 German physician and scientist Robert Koch discovered the bacterium that causes the disease, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This discovery has contributed to many other important events across multiple scientific disciplines. It is what lead him to receive the Nobel Prize and is…

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