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    This book tells the story of Damon Courtenay as he tries to overcome the adversities caused by haemophilia and Aids. After I finished this book, I was disappointed by the treatment people with HIV and Aids received, particularly by the men and women in the medical profession. I don't want to sound hypocritical and judge these people because personally, I don't know how I will react to such situation, particularly in the 1980’s where the knowledge of this disease was very low. I also believe…

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    Josie Caskey Health Behavior & Health Promotion Phillips 6 Sept 2016 Topic Brief: Pertussis For my health topic I choose the infectious disease, pertussis. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a very contagious disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. Infection occurs from breathing in the bacteria carried on droplets of others coughs and sneezes. The bacteria then attaches itself to the lining of the airways in the respiratory system which allows the release of toxins that…

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    The Chimp and the River is a narration of journalist David Quammen’s search for answers and scientific proof of HIV first occurrence in 1908. He traveled to many places, collecting information on the first existence of HIV, information on scientific data that found patient zero, the first patient that had this pandemic virus. His journey explains how a couple of doctors in laboratory in a war-ridden city, Kinshasa sustained routine biopsy procedures. The procedures where done by collecting…

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    Periodontitis is a chronic infectious disease of the supporting tissues of the teeth. Due to bacterial infection, periodontal tissues become inflamed, and are slowly destroyed by the action of the inflammatory process. If the disease is left untreated, teeth lose their ligamentous support to the alveolar bone, alveolar bone itself is resorbed, and the teeth become mobile and are finally lost.1 Traditionally, periodontitis was thought to be strictly environmental in origin. Despite this belief,…

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    Blood tests show that one or all of the different blood cell types are decreased. One cell type, the lymphocyte may increase and be abnormal in appearance. This can sometimes be confused with certain types of leukemia. If a dog becomes chronically infected, the disease can keep coming back, especially during periods of stress. In some cases, arthritis or a kidney disease called 'glomerluonephritis' may develop. A decrease in the number of platelets in the blood is the most common laboratory…

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    There are approximately 37 million people living with HIV in the world today. More than two-thirds of these people reside in sub-Saharan Africa (amfar, 2015). The country with the highest rate of HIV/AIDS is Swaziland, which will be the main area of focus. However, we plan to implement the program among surrounding regions as well. Although this disease now affects young women and children the most, the problem begins with older males who have contracted the disease. As the rate of disease…

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    Sapolsky Essay on Tuberculosis in the Hotel Dump A man named Robert Sapolsky traveled to Kenya every year to study a particular baboon troop for his research. Sapolsky described his experience, “…suddenly they are all around you and you choke up and swim in them— who looks exactly the same, who has aged, who has a new scar, who has new pubescent muscles…. And, of course, you see who is no longer there.” One day, the wardens mentioned to Sapolsky that the baboons were “falling out of trees”…

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    Musca Domestica

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    wherever insanitary conditions abound. The most important public health concern is the potential of houseflies to transmit a large number of pathogens including microorganisms for diseases viz. typhoid, cholera, bacillary dysentery, diarrhoea, tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, anthrax, yaws etc. and many parasitic worms 1-5. The control of Musca domestica is therefore important not only for human health but comfort as well. Baits are one of the most commonly used measures for housefly control. They…

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    response to the MDGs on tuberculosis, has outlined a plan, aimed at reducing the amount of cases of the disease, which is centered on gaining political support and funding for treatment measures. Because of its linkage to HIV, a more integrated solution is needed. Also, because tuberculosis is a highly infectious airborne disease, a cross-border regional approach is also needed in order to prevent the denial of care based on nationality. Africa saw a resurgence of the Tuberculosis infection in…

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    Case Study Analysis One: Managing Across Boundaries In January, 2002, Norma M. Riccucci published a case study titled Managing across Boundaries: A Case Study of Dr. Helene Gayle and the AIDS Epidemic. The case study follows the career and accomplishments of Dr. Helene D. Gayle in the field of public health and contagious sexually transmitted diseases. This case study analysis will focus on the main forces Dr. Gayle faced, how these forces were addressed, how the political resources of a public…

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