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  • Leptospirosis: A Zoonotic Disease

    Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, caused by the bacteria genus Leptospira, that can cause a variety of symptoms and which, untreated, may lead to meningitis, kidney damage, or even death (“Leptospirosis”). Leptospires, bacteria of the genus Leptospira, appear as tightly coiled spirals and achieve optimal growth at 28-30°C, thriving in warm and humid regions. However, because most tropical, humid countries are also developing counties, chances of exposure are greater in those areas (Levett). Prevalent in Ecuador, New Guinea, and Guyana (see Figure 1), each with over 100 cases per 100,000 people, leptospirosis is a growing afflication in many Latin American, African, and Asian countries. (Greenwood). While no governmental organizations…

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  • Dog Disease Research Paper

    Lyme disease in dogs and humans Lyme disease is becoming more common these days. The infection comes from ticks. Ticks have the bacteria in them It is given to the host when they bite them. Symptoms of Lyme disease will be similar in you and your dog. Dogs may have joint pain and swelling similar to arthritis. They may have fever and be very lethargic. They may have loss of appetite. Testing for Lyme disease is difficult to do with dogs. It may or may not show up. Common tick control is…

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  • Similarities Between Watson And Crick

    information can be stored and transmitted” (“The Francis Crick Papers”). This explains how a parent passes hereditary information to an offspring. Without this discovery, the world would not understand how heredity works and the significance of how an offspring acquires various traits. Watson and Crick’s discovery has led to inconceivable advancements in science. One example of an incredible scientific achievement involved Joshua Osborn, a teenager with significant medical problems. Joshua…

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  • The Difference Between Antibiotic Creams And Ointments

    gram-positive organisms, such as Clostridia, Corynebacterium Diphtheriae, Hemolytic streptococci, Staphylococci, Treponema. Bacitracin is also active on some gram-negative pathogens such as Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria, in addition to Actinomycetes and Fusobacteria. Resistance to bacitracin is extremely uncommon. Meanwhile, neomycin acts on both gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens including staphylococci, Proteus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Salmonellae, shigallae,…

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  • Marine Animal Argumentative Essay For Kids

    Senior Scientist at The Marine Mammal Center, the acid accumulates in shellfish that the seals and sea otters eat.The acid collects because of the giant algae blooms during El Niño times. The shellfish eat the toxic algae then the animals eat them. He stated, “Exposure to the biotoxin affects the brain, causing them to become lethargic, disoriented, and have seizures that sometimes result in death.” Every El Niño year the MMC has multiple cases of this condition. Another disease that the MMC…

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  • Hip Dysplasia Research Paper

    essentially an immune system failure or the ability of the immune system to recognize the "self" marker is lost, and it begins to attack and reject the body's own tissue as foreign. An example of this disease is Equine recurrent uveitis (ERU), also known as moon blindness, affects horses. It is not contagious and symptoms of this disease are swelling of the eyelids, corneal edema, and blindness. The exact cause of the disease has yet to be discovered and no cure exists. Horses with acute uveitis…

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