Gastroenteritis

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  • A Summary Of Ethnomethodology

    and sneezes from infected individuals (MedlinePlus, 2013). Symptoms include difficulty breathing, chest pain, coughing up mucus and blood, excess sweating at night, fatigue, fever, weight loss, and wheezing (MedlinePlus, 2013). The elderly, infants, and adults with weakened immune systems are highly susceptible to this infection. According to the church burial registers, consumption is largely responsible for childhood deaths. A total of 66.6%, or four out of six cases, of all recorded consumption cases across the two-year period were understood to be the cause of childhood death. Diarrhea is referred to as the passing of loose or watery stool (MedlinePlus, 2014). It is most commonly caused by the stomach flu, also known as viral gastroenteritis (MedlinePlus, 2014). Bacteria or parasites in food and water may result in food poisoning, another contributor to diarrhea (MedlinePlus, 2014). Diarrhea is not a sufficient cause of death. It is often the product of a larger contributing factor, such as an inflammatory bowel disease or poor and uncleanly living standards. Five out of six cases, or 83.3% of all recorded diarrhea cases, were recorded as the cause of childhood deaths across the two-year time period. During the mid-19th century, poor health outcomes as a result of the industrial revolution were evident in Europe and North America (LaMorte, 2012). One common factor associated with these three causes of deaths includes socioeconomic status. Socioeconomic status refers…

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  • Clostridium Perfringens: A Case Study

    “Clostridium perfringens is a nonmotile, encapsulated, endospore-forming, gram-positive rod. It is classified as an anaerobe since no colonies arise when agar plates streaked with this bacterium are incubated in the air.” (University of Pittsburgh School of medicine, Par 2) Clostridium perfringens are bacteria that produce toxins harmful to humans. This bacteria are found anywhere in the environment. Basically clostridium perfringens are food poisoning bacteria. Clostridium perfringens is a…

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  • The Importance Of Food Safety In The United States

    microorganisms, chemicals, and heavy metals can cause foodborne maladies. These agents are responsible for over 200 different foodborne diseases. In the United States alone, foodborne diseases cause an estimated 48 million illnesses and 128,000 hospitalizations every year. In addition, they account for an estimated 3,000 deaths annually.” (Food Safety) This is very alarming. This says that the U.S. system for food safety is flawed; but on the other hand the U.S. has one of the safest food…

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  • Environmental Benefits Of E. Coli

    E. coli is an acronym for the word Escherichia Coli, it is a bacterium commonly found in the lower intestine of warm blooded organisms which causes strain, and usually severe food poisoning as well. You can become infected by coming into contact with human or animal faeces which happens when you drink water or eat something that has been contaminated. Symptoms can range from small pains such as a fever to more severe pains like kidney failures. Some symptoms are…

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  • Foodborne Pathogens

    Foodborne Pathogens In our homes, we have the possibility of eating foods that may be contaminated with a variety of different foodborne pathogens. A foodborne pathogen is any illness resulting from contaminated food due to pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites, and natural or chemical toxins. There are many types of foodborne pathogens, growth of pathogens due to improper food preparation, and there are a variety of habits you can change to prevent foodborne illness. First, there are…

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  • E. Coli Research Paper

    having for a long time . CLINICAL MANIFESTATION The symptoms of E.Coli infections can be really minor but sometimes it can get extreme . The E.coli symptoms are a lot for example : Bloody diarrhea, minor abdominal pain , vomiting and high fever etc . Sometimes Gastrointestinal complications can cause E.coli infection to actually include irritable bowel syndrome , ischemic colitis ,appendicitis and so many much more diseases.E.Coli that causes…

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  • Arcea Quarantine Research Paper

    “‘Quarantine’? What does that mean?” Piccolino Margheri asked, staring at the newspaper article he had just pulled out of his school bag, smuggled from his father that morning. The front page was headlined: ‘Arcea Quarantined! Fifteen Contract the Bern River Virus in Two Weeks!’ “It means that the Prime Minister of Monora has issued the complete isolation of Arcea to prevent the spread of the Bern River Virus. They believe it will spread if it’s not contained,” Piccolino’s classmate, Maylene…

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  • Summary: Asic Morphology

    asic Morphology “oriental lung fluke” = common name Infections may persist for 20 years in humans. (CDC) Animals such as pigs, dogs, and a variety of feline species can also harbor P. westermani. (CDC) Human infection with P. westermani occurs by eating inadequately cooked or pickled crab or crayfish that harbor metacercariae of the parasite (CDC) Penetrate through the intestinal wall to peritoneal cavity, then through the abdominal wall and diaphragm into the lungs, where they become…

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  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis Essay

    Many cases are reported every year about the patients with eosinophilic gastroenteritis and also about the patients with eosinophilic gastroenteritis with focal infiltration of a particular organ of the gastrointestinal tract from all over the world in literature. However, involvement of multiple organs with eosinophilia is rarely reported. Elevations in the levels of peripheral blood and tissue eosinophils can be seen in a multitude of disease processes that include infections, allergies,…

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  • Stomach Flu-Personal Narrative

    Stomach Flu One Saturday morning I woke up. I was excited to go to my friend's house because we had planned it earlier that week. So I got up and did my morning things like taking a shower, eating and brushing my teeth. After that I watched TV until it came close to the time for me to head over to his house. Once I had arrived, I announced myself with an excited “Hello!” and my friend returned the hello. We ended up playing video games like MineCraft and drinking Mountain Dew for the rest of…

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