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  • Chikungunya Prevention

    In order to prevent a virus we must first learn its history; how it came about and where, we must then take into perspective how it is spread and then take preventative measures to ensure that the minimal amount of people are infected. A virus is simply defined as a non-living, infectious agent that must use a host cell in order to replicate. What makes these viruses so dangerous is that they’re numerous, and thus easy to spread and catch. This is not to say that every virus affects us, some may lay dormant for extended periods of time, and may not even show signs and affect us, others on the other hand show signs but are very similar to other symptoms of a virus making them hard to diagnose without proper testing. Chikungunya Virus (Also…

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  • Effects Of Chikungunya

    Recently, the Mandera County in Kenya has suffered an outbreak of Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne viral disease. Chikungunya is an RNA virus that causes infected individuals to suffer fever, muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue, rash, and joint pain. In most cases the joint pain can last several weeks, but in chronic cases the pain can last years. It is transmitted by female Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitos and symptoms start to appear between 2 - 12 days after infection. During…

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  • Chikungunya Virus Case Study

    days after been bitten. The chief complaints were fever and joint pains and to a lesser extent were headaches, muscle pain, joint swelling and rash which were variable among patients (PAHO & WHO, 2014). Based on observation from the patients who seek medical attention, the disease was most common in the elderly, very young and immunocompromised. Although rarely fatal, it can be severe. Long term disabling effects like joint pain are still persistent among residents today. In rare circumstances,…

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  • Spread Of Diseases Essay

    globe. Historically, international travel and trade were responsible for the spread of plague across Europe and the importation of small pox into the Americas. In the modern day context these factors are even more relevant due to the increased rates at which these activities may occur. For example, Australia has experienced 350% increase in reported dengue cases attributed to travelers who have brought back the disease from dengue-endemic countries. Other countries have also experienced a…

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  • West Nile Virus: The Silent Killer

    Malaria, Chikungunya, Dog Heartworm, Dengue, Yellow Fever, West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis, La Crosse Encephalitis, Western Equine Encephalitis. Out of all the diseases listed, Malaria is the deadliest. According to the American Mosquito Control Association, around 40% of the world is susceptible to getting Malaria (2014). Malaria can be found mainly around the continent of Africa and there has been some cases found in Europe. More than 1 million people die…

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  • Zika Informative Speech

    There’s a good chance since we live in the carribean! The symptoms are similar to those of dengue and chikungunya. So if you See symptoms go see your healthcare provider, if you have traveled to places where the virus is endemic, inform your health provider, and you may be asked for blood test. Could I be treated? The symptoms are self-limiting, which means they will end without treatment, in case of zika they take around a week, however, you can help treating symptoms by getting plenty of…

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  • Aede Aegypti Hypothesis

    species would be impacted if the Aedes Aegypti population was wiped out. While this point is certainly relevant, the Aedes Aegypti was nearly wiped out already in the mid 19th century in order to contain Yellow fever, efforts only stopped after funding for the program dried up (Kaufman, 1). The other major con is that another species of mosquito could occupy the vacuum left by Aedes Aegypti. This species, virtually unopposed, could proliferate extremely quickly leading to many other untold…

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  • Botswana Culture Essay Here are some more possible risks that a person may face if traveling to Botswana. African sleeping sickness (African Trypanosomiasis): “A risk in rural sub-Saharan Africa.” Although there hasn’t been any reports in Botswana in the past 10 years, “(African trypanosomiasis is present in the surrounding region). Increased risk for travelers spending a lot of time outdoors or visiting games parks. Travelers to urban areas not at risk. (Tsetse flies: bite during…

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  • Negative Effects Of Invasive Species

    Economically, the United States is being affected regarding development. Thus, the presence of invasive species is a negative aspect as it lowers the economic status of a counter. It is true as when a country invests in solutions, a lot is spent and time wastage is utilized as well. Essentially, animals and plant invasion species are hindrances to the development of a country economically. The Asian tiger mosquito is an example of an animal that is regarded as an invasive species because of…

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  • Mosquito Bites Essay

    feel like why are they only after my baby? Why can’t they go someplace else? These blood-sucking creatures are really a menace and it hurts immensely to see that they have been feeding upon your child’s sweet blood. When mosquitoes bite babies, one can see small red bumps along with swelling around the bite and rashes. In severe cases, the infant may also experience vomiting, fever and pus. Babies may not get to know when the mosquito bites, but they feel the itch and have the urge to scratch…

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