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    three corners- 1) Agent, that causes the disease; 2) Host, or organism that harbors the diseases; 3) Environment, or external factors that causes or allows for the disease transmission. In the case of TB disease, the agent is the Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and sometimes Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis), M. africanum. M. canetii and M. caprae. The host factors are low immunity, poor nutrition, and co-infection or concurrent disease (e.g. HIV). The environmental factors are crowded conditions, poor…

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    Marijuana Bright Side OR Positive Side of the Green Marijuana has become a subject of huge controversy it today’s society. The consumption of marijuana has highly increased upon the time. According to statistic, marijuana has become the more used drug in the United States. Therefore, this shows that keeping it illegal does not reduce its use. Likewise, the fact of smoking marijuana does not mean that the person consuming it is a bad person; in fact, he or she may be a role model citizen.…

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    As the world divides people into low, middle, and high class, it really defines us on how we live in the world. Low socioeconomic people affects the world today. In reality, low socioeconomic can affect anyone around us. Socioeconomic status (SES) is often measured as a combination of education, income, and occupation. Low SES among African Americans is linked to HIV/AIDS. Low socioeconomic is a serious health disparity that keeps increasing in the United States. It correlates with lower…

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    Mary Fisher's Speech

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    Having watched Mary Fisher 's speech at the Republican National Convention of 1992, I noticed these characteristics related to her attempts to engage her audience, her comparison between herself and other inflected with the same disease, and her response to the "rhetorical situation. She used many elements of immediacy to capture her audience’s attention such as words and phrases strictly for allotting participation from the audience on a topic that was so controversial during its time. It is…

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    Nationwide, it has been normal practice to view environmental health, animal health, and human health as separate entities. Each division conducts its own research and seldom share the findings with other sectors. The emerging concept of “One Health” seeks to break down these silos to benefit all areas of health. As stated by Dr. Buttke, “One Health is the recognition that human, animal, and environmental health are all inter-linked. …One Health encourages physicians, veterinarians, and…

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    Book Report #2: Punishing Disease, HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness by Trevor Hoppe Introduction: Trevor Hoppe in his novel Punishing Disease, HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness provides a narrative f or how public health has affected those living with HIV throughout HIV’s debut to the public in the 1980s to the present. Hoppe visits the history of how the public health handles disease outbreaks and relates that to how their tactics lead to the stigmatism of HIV and ultimately HIV’s…

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    Introduction Legionnaires’ Disease is a kind of common pneumonia and caused by bacteria, Legionella Pneumophila. Legionnaires’ Disease becomes more and more in recent years in Hong Kong. Background information The first outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease happened in 1976 which found in Philadelphia in the United States and caused 34 people to die. It is an acute bacterial disease, its incubation period is 2-10 days. Thus, the most common transmission of Legionella are disseminate sprays and…

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    During the last two centuries, there has been an increase in the average number of people who expect to live longer in advanced countries. This can be attributed to many factors that include lifestyle, access to health care, better education and employment, but many people who live in developing countries do not have opportunities for this because there are many factors that are injurious to their health. They make their lives more challenging such as poverty, race, gender, weather and so on.…

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    Naco Case Study

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    3). Currently, there are a fair number of NGOs and governmental programs to treat HIV/AIDS in India. A major component of that is NACO (The National AIDS Control Organization). The National AIDS Control Organization NACO is the organization that is responsible for creating policies and implementation of programs for the control and prevention of HIV/AIDs in India. NACO in India focuses on providing quality care and equal access to all Indian citizens living with HIV. The goal of their current…

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    Douglas Crimp's Analysis

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    3. Douglas Crimp’s reading was divided into two parts, but applied Foucauldian philosophy in both parts in Crimp’s analysis after his summary of history surrounding HIV medicine. First, Crimp criticized and explained Andrew Sullivan’s discussion of HIV medicine in society, but subsequently he discussed the AIDS outbreak in the 1980s with its portrayal as depicted in And the Band Played On. Crimp’s first part included an analysed the morality in sexuality and medicine through Foucauldian…

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