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    Aede Aegypti Hypothesis

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    recently been focused on the spread of a Virus know as Zika. The virus is spread by the Aedes Aegypti, a mosquito that inhabits tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions. The Aedes Aegypti’s origin is in West Africa, and its trans-Atlantic spread has occurred from the 17th century to the modern day by stowing away on ships. Aedes Aegypti is strongly adapted to live among large human populations, surviving and proliferating through any body of water no matter how big or small. Researchers have found that Aedes Aegypti prospers in dark and wet cargo holds of ships, undoubtedly contributing to its spread throughout the tropical and sub-tropical regions in the last four hundred years (Guagliardo et al, 1).…

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    Aedes aegypti is holometabolous, this type of development stages includes the egg, lava, pupa, and the adult stage. The distinct traits to key out this mosquito are, small palps with white scales. The female mosquito can lay as many as a hundred eggs at one batch, after the eggs are laid down, the eggs develop within two days, and once wet the larvae emerge from the egg shortly after (Christopher, 1960). The larvae then mature over the course of the week or longer, depending on temperature,…

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    100,098,000 people (Bersales). The general climate of the Philippines is mainly tropical and the vast majority of the islands is covered by dense rainforest. The country is a perfect breeding ground for the dengue virus carriers, which is mainly female mosquitoes of the Aedes aegypti species. Because of the particular climate, heavy rains and floods creates an artificial water container such as tires, jars and cans during wet season where these particular type of mosquitoes primarily breed…

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    Laboratory Diagnosis Essay

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    antibodies and will later have gradual elevation of HI antibody titres. In secondary infection, there is a rapid rise in HI antibody titres, normally going beyond 1:1280. Prevention and control • Public Health Measures By controlling the Aedes aegypti mosquito vectors and interrupting the human-vector contact, dengue virus transmission can be greatly reduced or even prevented. The public can prevent mosquitoes from having access to egg-laying conducive habitats by managing and modifying the…

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    Zika Virus In America

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    A virus is spreading through the western world, coming up from the south it sneaks over borders. It is a silent attacker infecting many without them even noticing until it is too late. Zika virus generates a major health concern for the United states, and the United States should take precautions to insure the safety of its people. Originally discovered in Africa Zika is a virus that has been known for a while now but just recently has become a danger to the United States and its citizens…

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    Dengue Fever Essay

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    The vectors for the transmission of Dengue fever (DF) are Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. These vectors are two different types of mosquitoes that are also the vectors for the spread of Yellow fever virus and Chikungunya. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are native to tropical and subtropical areas throughout the entire world. Dengue fever is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito infected with the dengue virus. In most cases the mosquito bites a person infected with DF and contracts…

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    The Yellow Fever

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    The yellow fever was an infectious virus that took place in the south, particularly Memphis, Tennessee with its most catastrophic case in 1878. The virus was transmitted to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. According to the CDC, “the yellow fever virus is/was found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa” (CDC, 2015). Overall diagnosing the yellow fever was based on a person’s symptoms and different test. Although there were no guidelines nor general treatment…

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    Spread Zika Virus

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    Thank you for taking the time to read my proposal to address the pressing issue of the ever spreading Zika Virus. The recent American outbreak of the widespread Zika epidemic has called for cautious measures to be taken in areas of high mosquito population. There have been several moments in the past few months where I would find myself swatting mosquitos, only to have those around me continuously warn me about Zika. The impact the virus has had on the general public has caused mild levels of…

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    The Zika Virus

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    the virus. By August, the Zika Virus was on every radio station, internet sites, and TV news broadcasts. Overnight, the World Health Organization declared the Zika Virus as an epidemic that required immediate solutions. The greatest threat is to unborn babies. The news left everyone in a confused state. What exactly is the Zika virus, where did it come from and why do we have to be worried? Zika was first discovered in 1947 first identified in Rhesus monkeys. The Zika virus was named after the…

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    First discovered in 1947 in Uganda, the Zika virus is mainly transmitted through the Ades Aegypti species of mosquitoes, but can also be transmitted through sex and from a pregnant mother to her fetus. Although scientists and doctors are not sure of all the effects of Zika, they are sure that it causes brain damage and birth defects. The Zika virus had gone almost unnoticed for many years until recently when it began to spread throughout Latin America, and is now starting to spread to North…

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