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    problems they would face. But have they achieved their goals? Is it safe for the Rio Olympics to go ahead? The Zika virus is a major concern for the approaching Olympics, especially for the female athletes. The Zika virus is spread by the deadly Aedes mosquito species and if caught by pregnant women, it can cause babies to be born with a small heads and brain deformities.…

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    Zika Virus Paper

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    Introduction and Program Description This project is based upon the knowledge of undergrad college students living in Eagle Hall at Florida Gulf Coast University. The purpose of our project is to make the college students aware of the Zika virus and give them ways to prevent contracting Zika. Mainly Zika is a vector (mosquitoes) spread virus and it is becoming a prevalent virus in Florida, so it is important to inform fellow students. Our goal is to educate these students on how to prevent the…

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    Public Health Issues

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    In the field of global health, a consensus has been reached that we can no longer analyze public health issues through a purely biomedical lens, but must incorporate a wide range of other dimensions, such as political, economic, social, and environmental aspects. All these dimensions converge together to form particular places of health that influence disease exposure and transmission. King asserts that a political ecology framework applied to health provides insight into “how health is situated…

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    Essay On Zika Virus

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says “ Zika Virus is transmitted to people, primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species of mosquito.” “However, sexual transmission of Zika Virus is also possible” stated by the World Health Organization. Another way the Zika Virus can be transmitted is through a pregnant mom to her baby during that pregnancy. Although that is…

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    Genetic engineering has given the world hope for a brighter future. With promises of disease eradication, increased intelligence, and longer lifespans, it is no wonder that people believe that this altering our genetic code is the solution to all of our problems. However, with all these potential benefits, there come potential dangers. A new genetic-engineering breakthrough has come our way. Referred to as CRISPR, this new technology is the easiest, cheapest, and most reliable way of modifying…

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    Monsoon Season Essay

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    What is monsoon season? This monsoon word come from Arabic word which is wind patterns due to replacement of weather patterns. Monsoon typical definition is a season of wind reversing followed by corresponding changes in atmospheric calculation and precipitation . It is related with the asymmetric heating of sea and land. On the other word, monsoon also means rainy phase of pattern that are changing seasonally even though there is dry phase. The annual average of rainfall is 2420 mm for…

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    Yellow fever was an epidemic in the U.S. during the 19th century with cases reported as far north as Philadelphia. The last known case happened in New Orleans in 1905 resulting to many deaths. Flavivirus also know as Yellow fever virus is a RNA virus. The enveloped is spherical and about 50 nm in diameter. The surface proteins are composed in an icosahedral-like symmetry (Dao, 2010). Full grown virions contain two virus-encoded membrane proteins (M and E), while immature virions have a membrane…

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    The Columbian Exchange

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    The New World “[did not] have the pathogens associated with the Old World’s dense populations of humans and … chickens, cattle, black rats, and Aedes egypti mosquitoes. Among these germs were those that carried smallpox, measles, chickenpox, influenza, malaria, and yellow fever.” Smallpox was one of the many diseases that killed a large number of Native Americans. According to the author, “the first…

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    We know what caused it, a near-cure, where it came from, and how to prevent it. We know that the Aedes Aegypti, a type of mosquito, causes Yellow Fever. The mosquitos breed and lay their eggs in water and like to come out at night. The incest loves hot weather and comes out during that time. In 1793, though, they didn’t have a complete understanding…

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    Discoveries in the field of genetics have given the world hope for a brighter future. With promises of disease eradication, increased intelligence, and longer lifespans, it is no wonder that people believe that this altering our genetic code is the solution to all of our problems. However, with all of these potential benefits, there come potential dangers. A new scientific breakthrough has come our way. Referred to as CRISPR, this new technology is the easiest, cheapest, and most reliable way of…

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