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    Microcephaly Summary

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    The article “Zika virus discovered in infant brains bolsters link to microcephaly” by Gretchen Vogel and the article “5 things you need to know about Zika” by Sandee LaMotte both discuss the growing dangers of Zika virus. Each author takes a deeper look into the virus, but also each author varies on the way that Zika virus is discussed. The first author Vogel discusses more about the personal experience of pregnant woman and the link of birth defects caused by the Zika virus. The second author…

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    Critical thinking is a series of thinking processes to assess judgment, assumption, argument or claim in a thorough and rational manner. Critical thinking is the most fundamental skills that can be achieved by postgraduate students which applicable to other context as well, or termed as a transferable skill. Postgraduate students are primarily working on a research project which suits well with their own interest. On the daily basis, students are using scientific approach to figure out the…

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    All the branches of government have protocols to follow. In order, for the government to work efficiently they uses certain rules to help give them structure and organization. The committee hearings are ways the government and government officials partake in to help the economy. The legislators are the main audience of the committee hearings and would revert to the meeting to be well equipped with important information, regarding societal issues and gives methods to solve problems. There are…

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    Essay On Heartworm Disease

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    Immitis. A parasite is an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host's expense. Over 70 species of mosquitos can serve as an intermediate host of which the most common carriers would be the Aedes, Anopheles and Culex. It is commonly diagnosed in dogs but can also affect cats as well as ferrets. Infections are also possible in wild animals such as wolves, coyotes, foxes, California gray seals, sea lions and raccoons. On rare occasions,…

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    Zika Virus Lab Report

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    cases of the virus. (Chen, 1), (CDC) ZIKV is a single stranded RNA virus that was originally found in a rhesus monkey. Transmission of the virus can happen through two types of modes. The first mode of transmission is through a bite from an infected Aedes mosquito. These mosquitos are considered to be carriers…

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    In the war against terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) pose a potential strategic scenario (White, 2012). R. James Woolsey, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency believes terrorist possessing the capabilities of WMD represent the single most serious threat to United States national security ( ). The challenges of WMD are; they are easy to build and easy to hide. One of the most challenging weapon types of WMD are biological agents. These agents are viewed as infectious…

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    In the United States, a devastating water crisis is occurring. Water in the town of Flint, Michigan has been contaminated with toxic substances, resulting in residents getting sick. The problem originated from a water rehabilitation project when officials decided to build a pipeline in order to draw water from Lake Huron. However, the pipeline became too expensive and was never finished. Instead officials elected to draw municipal water from the Flint River instead. Sadly, the Flint River…

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    Faster, Higher, Stronger? “Go USA!!!” is a phrase many Americans cheer as they watch in anticipation the Olympic Games at home. Many of us enjoy watching sports and will cheer on our country’s athletes while the Olympics are taking place. However, for the upcoming Olympics in Rio, there has been massive controversy over whether they should even take place. Many problems have flooded Brazil recently and organizations like the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and…

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    Chikungunya Case Study

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    Neha Kaushik EPI 610 Final Paper Prevalence of Chikungunya in the Emerging World Background Chikungunya, is an infectious disease that is starting to emerge in the United States. I am more specifically focusing on the Aedes aegypti vector that transmits this virus in humans. It is quite similar to malaria in its transmission process. This disease manifests as severe joint and muscle pain, joint swelling, fever, among other symptoms. The epidemiologic triad applies to this disease as the…

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    Introduction and Background: The population studied in this report is the country of Brazil, located in South America. Brazil has the 5th largest population in the world, measuring a little over 200 million people (Table 1). Brazil’s population is roughly 51% female and has a population growth of approximately 1.2% per year from 2010-2015 (United Nations, 2015). Approximately 85% of people in Brazil live in urban regions, with the majority of the rural populations consisting of indigenous…

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