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    Chikungunya Prevention

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    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

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    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 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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    was given the name Chikungunya. The Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) had originated in Central/East Africa, where the virus has been found to circulate between forest-dwelling mosquitoes and primates. (“History of Chikungunya”)The Chikungunya virus is similar to the dengue virus due to the fact that they both travel through mosquitoes and the traveling cycle between anthropoids and human hosts. (Wikipedia: “Chikungunya”) They show similar symptoms as well, but the virus are different. If the physician…

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    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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    Zika Virus Research Paper

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    The monkey built up a fever, and analysts disconnected from its serum a transmissible specialists that was initially depicted as Zika infection in 1952 (Zika Virus Net, 2016). Zika virus is a disease that comes from a mosquito (Aedes mosquito) which causes a maculo-papular rash. This specie is a typical mosquito that stays around standing water which is flower pots, puddles, buckets and much more. But there is one difference in this mosquito then the rest. This specie carries Dengue and…

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    Spread Of Diseases Essay

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    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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    Zika Informative Speech

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    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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    Growth Of Microorganisms

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    Population growth of microorganisms. In the correct conditions (with warmth, moisture, nutrients) bacteria can multiply rapidly. The human body can provide these conditions for bacteria to multiply, for example in a cut. Each bacterium splits into two up to every 20 minutes. So, after one hour a single bacterium could have reproduced to give eight bacteria. 2.2 Explain the ways an infective agent might enter the body Contact: Some diseases spread through direct contact with infected skin,…

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    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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