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  • Infectious Diseases

    Introduction Do infectious diseases pose a big global health threat? Infectious diseases have been around for centuries and each year we discover new outbreaks around the world. One of our primary goals in global health is to prevent the spread of disease by adopting new technologies and providing primary prevention health education to ensure people live a prolonged life. Communicable diseases such as foodborne diseases do not only spread within a country, but can also easily transcend borders through international trade and travel (Philpott, 2015). There are an estimated thirteen million people who die each year from an infectious or parasitic disease (WHO, 2016a). The World Health Organization (WHO) (2016a) states that in developing countries…

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  • Tuberculosis: An Infectious Disease

    CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 TUBERCULOSIS Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is a major global health problem and it ranks alongside Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as a leading cause of death worldwide. According to the estimates of WHO global tuberculosis report of 2015, there were 9.6 million people who developed TB and 1.5 million who died from the disease in 2014. 1.2 TRANSMISSION AND PATHOGENESIS OF TB TB infection occurs when…

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  • Pathogens: A Cause Of Infectious Disease

    “You can find bacteria everywhere. They 're invisible to us. I 've never seen a bacterium, except under a microscope. They 're so small, we don 't see them, but they are everywhere” (Bonnie Bassler). Pathogens can be found all around us. Over 160,000 people die each year in the United States from infectious diseases that Pathogens cause. Pathogens can be traced from decades ago even during the geologic time. Many pathogenic organisms show ancestral traces in the fossil records from hundreds of…

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  • Infectious Disease Essay

    Statistics about infectious disease, still a leading killer in the world 1. Despite new technology and prosperity, still a main threat 2. People believe it is a problem of the past, but it is not B. By mid-20th century most experts had declared the war against infectious diseases was over 1. Overly optimistic, infectious diseases have been reemerging 2. Complacency followed and it is a shock how devastating infectious diseases have been since the start of the 21st century 3. Many new diseases…

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  • The Infectious Disease Model

    Over the past years, scientists from different fields, extending from medicine and biology to applied mathematics and computer science, have teamed up to assess emerging diseases. Mathematical modelling plays an important role in predicting, forecasting and controlling disease outbreaks. Despite control measures, it often happens that outbreaks remain a serious public health risk in areas where recurrent outbreaks have been observed for a long time. Therefore, it is crucial to evaluate the…

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  • Controlling Infectious Diseases: A Case Study

    Health care organizations are extremely thorough when it comes to the risk management program. Because there is much vulnerability for the spread of infectious diseases within a health care facility, the risk management team have to pay close attention and develop many strategies toward the prevention of this risk. Alliance Health Center (AHC) maintains full awareness of the risks within its facility; therefore, through careful research and interview sessions with some of the health care…

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  • Write An Essay On Infectious Diseases

    Infectious Diseases Infectious diseases are spread through four methods of transmission they are 1. Respiratory tract transmission 2. Fecal-Oral transmission 3. Direct contact transmission 4. Blood contact transmission Respiratory tract Infectious diseases are transmitted via the respiratory tract and they can range from a mild cold to many life threatening diseases. This is the most common method of transmission of infectious diseases in an early childhood environment. Germs pass through the…

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  • Aging, Infectious And Chronic Diseases

    globalization and development are simultaneously positive and negative, depending on various socioeconomic factors. Globalization allows for the creation of a “global village” where people, goods, and information are able to more easily transcend national borders. Coupled with economic development, globalization has altered the human health and disease exposure by altering the relationship between disease, its treatment, and people’s immune systems. Once a certain degree of development has been…

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  • Intestinal Parasites: Pathogenic Organisms That Cause Infectious Disease

    Parasites are one of the four major classes of pathogenic organisms that cause infectious diseases (Janeway et al., 2001). They are replete in Sub Sahara Africa because of suitable climate and socio-economic situation favouring their growth and that of their vectors leading to easy spread and perennial persistence of parasitic diseases in the population (Pullan and Brooker, 2008; Froeschke et al., 2010, Patz et al 2000). Plasmodium falciparum is the commonest specie of Plasmodium parasite…

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  • Infectious Diseases In Sub-Saharan Africa

    increased by 68% which is over half of the population in Sub- Saharan Africa that was receiving the support. So it is acknowledged that the infectious diseases will dramatically reduce, however, the impact of children is still a serious problem. Out of 3.4 million children globally, 3.1 million resided in Sub- Saharan Africa. The progression of decreasing HIV/AIDS in children is slow, declining by 29% every five years. It is still a high concern however the impact is lessened and will hopefully…

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