Filariasis

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  • Elephantiasis Research Paper

    Introduction Elephantiasis or also called Lymphatic Filariasis is a tropical parasitic disease that affects the lymph nodes and vessels. The disease was first discovered in the year of 1588 by the name of Jon Huygen Linschoten while he was exploring the Western India region. During his time, he noticed that the Indians legs were the size of elephants, where the name Elephantiasis came from. Even though the death rate is not high, but this disease is quite deadly. this paper will be discussing the causes of Elephantiasis, symptoms, and treatments. Causes The causes of this disease are from an infection of a nematode parasite called the Filarial worm. The disease from the worm is transmitted from human to human by the sting of a female mosquito when the mosquito decides to take blood. Once inside the bloodstream, the parasite grows into a full adult worm in your Lymphatic system. Once the parasite introduced to the host the infection begins. Mosquitos carry other worms such as Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and Brugia timori. Where the reside in the Lymphatic System and invade your bloodstream and slows down the circulation and causes the swelling. The first cause of this…

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  • Onchocerciasis Research Paper

    Onchocerciasis, or river blindness, is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that can cause visual impairment and debilitating and disfiguring skin disease. It is the world’s second leading cause of blindness due to infection and the world’s fourth leading cause of preventable blindness. It is a parasitic disease, caused by a filarial worm, and is transmitted by repeated bites from infected blackflies. It is called river blindness because the infected blackflies breed in rapidly flowing streams;…

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  • Lymphatic Filariasis Research Paper

    Lymphatic Filariasis is a disease to the lymphatic system and is the “leading cause to permanent disability in the world” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The lymphatic system plays a major role to our immune system. Lymph is created from the lymphatic system which contain lymphocytes and white blood cells which as we know white blood cells are key to fighting off infections of any sort. Organs in the lymphatic system also dispose of some waste in the body. Lymph nodes are one of…

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  • Ivermectin In Mass Drug Administration: A Case Study

    2.1. Ivermectin in Mass drug administration (MDA): A miracle drug, or a double sword in the elimination programs Ivermectin has been used in several hundreds of millions of individuals within the onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis MDA control programs and is considered well tolerated[59]. The drug has shown good efficacy against several other parasitic infections, such as soil-transmitted helminth infections, pediculosis, and cutaneous larva migrans [87]. A reduction of the transmission of…

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  • The Challenges Of Water Polution: Water Pollution In The World

    level and industrial, and because of that government don’t money on environment, they don’t have the financial capability to dispose the waste in the right healthy way, they just throw it in the water, and give the waterborne diseases to spread among all the water bodies [3]. According to the World Health Organization, waterborne diseases occupy 80% of the world diseases and behind 3.1% of the deaths that was diagnosed with different malady [3]. Such as Cholera, it can kill the patient within a…

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  • Impetigo Vs Erysipelas Essay

    both caused by hemolytic streptococcus bacteria, also Impetigo is caused by another kind of bacteria which is called staphylococcus aureus. According to Hecht (2017), there are three types of Impetigo - nonbullous, bullous and ecthyma- while Erysipelas has one type only. The former is found in the tropical areas and subtropical (Marks,n.d.). Similarly, Erysipelas is common in hot and humid weather (the international foundation for dermatology (FID), n.d.). Moreover, Hecht (2017) states that…

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  • Helen Keller Essay

    The foundation for the work of Helen Keller was established in 1915, with Helen Keller as a founding agent. Helen Keller International (HKI) works to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the world. Its headquarters are situated in New York City. HKI presently offer programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia, among those which are currently ongoing in the United States. The organization battles the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition.…

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  • Personal Essay: Defining Moment In My Life

    A fire was ignited in me. As a result, I decided that any explanation involving the gods or spirits was no longer acceptable to me. Learning about biology and science as a whole general in school proved to be intriguing and created a desire in me to learn more. Therefore, I read as much as I could on the subject because books were the only resource available. As I continued my education, it became clear that I found my calling in the field of medicine. Importantly, between the age of twelve and…

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  • World Happiness Report In Haiti

    is 58.55%—a decrease from 88.5% in 1990. Roughly three quarts of the Haitian households possess unsanitary living conditions and hospitals lack viable resources. Unfortunately, due to Haiti’s history of poverty and poor health, approximately fifty percent of children are malnourished, one-third of them never reaching the age of five; one in two hundred eighty-five births result in a woman’s death, a ratio nearly sixteen percent higher than the United States; and much of the population are at…

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  • The Most Serial Killers In The World

    while feeding. Malaria is common in tropical countries (environments most conducive to mosquito breeding), mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. It is found throughout the year, but mainly during the rainy season. Signs and symptoms of this disease appear within 8 days to several months. Symptoms include headache, fatigue, chills, sweating, diarrhea, vomiting, malaise, muscle pain, anemia, and neurological disorders (disorientation). Without prompt treatment, sufferers may experience convulsions or coma…

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