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    Lassa Fever There are hundreds of different infectious diseases that affect people all across the world. Some infectious diseases effect the human body more severely than others. They can even wipe out an entire community or continent in months. It is important to acknowledge specific viruses and diseases in specific parts of the world that could be in your area or a potential area you want to visit or move to in the future. One disease that exists in a specific part of the world is called Lassa fever, being one of the most common diseases in the West Africa region. I am going to tell you about the causes of Lassa Fever, how it can affect individuals and how you can treat and prevent this virus from occurring or reoccurring. Lassa Fever originated in West Africa Nigeria. The infectious disease was discovered when two nurses died from it in Nigeria, in…

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    Lujo Hemorrhagic Fever is caused by a bi-segmented negative RNA virus that is one of several viruses known to cause viral hemorrhagic fever. The Lujo virus is part of the Arenaviridae family, which consist of several viruses categorized into two groups. The Lujo virus is categorized in the “Old World” group, which signifies that the virus in question was found in the Eastern Hemisphere, specifically the continent of Africa. The majority of the arenaviruses categorized in the “Old World” group do…

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    American doctors and most people do not question their doctors. In some countries this is not the case. In other countries around the world, there is less use of doctors to cure sicknesses. Instead the people, who are sick, go see shamans or herbalists. The article Healing Herbs and Dangerous Doctors Fruit Fever and Community Conflicts with Biomedical Care in Northeast Thailand discussed the different views of the medical system. There were several interviews that were performed by the author…

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    contamination. A large number of cases of intestinal infections and a considerable number of cases of typhoid fever occurring during the month of May lead to exhaustive chemical and bacteriological examination of he water.”(1905) This annual report suggested that “the heavy rains which occurred in April carried out large quantities of sewage into the lake, and this quantity greater than previous time because the river had not been flushed for some time. “(1905) It also stated that along with…

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    Vulnificus Research Paper

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    Typical clinical signs of V. vulnificus infections include fever, chills, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, septic shock, and characteristic skin lesions [15]. These characteristic skin lesions include lower extremity cellulitis with ecchymosis and bullae. Since the organism can cross the intestinal mucosa rapidly, development of bullous skin lesions of the lower extremities can occur within the first 24 hours after onset of illness [16]. This onset if often thought of as an early manifestation of…

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    Summary Of Rush By Devize

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    Like Rush, Devéze wrote an account about the fever and its victims throughout the duration of the epidemic. In, An enquiry into, and observations upon the causes and effects of the epidemic disease, Devéze wrote his theory for the cause of the fever and all of the treatments he conducted at Bush Hill. There is an element in his notes that is not seen in Rush’s. Devéze wrote specific details about his patients. The medical notes of Rush do not include the details like Devéze provides. In a…

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    contact with a person’s mouth. When doctors are diagnosing mono they usually get a blood sample. The doctors examine the blood sample for more white blood cells, lymphocytes, than normal. They also look for atypical liver functions. Symptoms will occur 2-7 weeks after exposure to the bacteria. Average symptoms will last 1-3 weeks. The 1st symptoms are usually mistaken for the cold or flu. These symptoms include headaches, tiredness, chills, and puffy itchy eyes. The 2nd symptoms are much…

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    the bacteria rickettsiae. It is mostly characterized by a purple rash, headaches, fever, and usually delirium, and has historically been the cause of high death rates during wars and famines due to the issue of cleanliness that occurs. There are several forms, and they are all transmitted by things such as lice, ticks, mites, and rats. Specifically for epidemic typhus, humans are the most common hosts. Disease Background The first recorded description of the disease was back in the 1400s when…

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    Mammals and birds develop “an elevated body temperature,” or fever, in response to certain viral and bacterial infections (Reece, 2014). Fever also increases the standard range for the biological thermostat because the hypothalamus shifts the normal body temperature set point upward (Mayo Clinic, 2014). Natural fluctuations occur in human body temperatures based on factors such as the time of day, but the normal body temperature is approximately 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (Nalin, 2017). Increasing…

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    Influenza Research Paper

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    fomites then touches their mouth eyes or nose or by simply inhaling the droplets of that said individual from when they sneeze or cough. This can occur in close proximity or from as far as 6ft away (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015) and “studies have shown that human flu viruses generally can survive on surfaces between two and eight hours” (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 2015c, para. 2). The flu is highly contagious and an affected individual can spread…

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