Leptospirosis

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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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  • Pros And Cons Of Hogs And Wild Pigs

    goes to show just how far the hog population has advanced and spread. As they continue to grow, they wreck more havoc in populations of animals and environment. Another large issue that hogs impose is that they are a vector in diseases. Hogs are known to carry several diseases that can impact the health of other animals and even humans. Since they can’t be vaccinated either, they normally carry these diseases and redistribute them among other livestock. Some of the diseases but not all…

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  • Puppy Vaccination Research Paper

    Canine Hepatitis Virus The canine hepatitis virus spreads by contact with the saliva, urine or stool of an infected dog. It attacks the abdominal organs and can cause death within 6 to 10 days of infection. Leptospirosis Leptospirosis is a serious bacterial disease. It's spread by coming into contact with the urine of an infected dog. It's got a very high mortality rate because it causes extensive damage to the digestive tract, liver damage and kidney failure. Parainfluenza Parainfluenza is…

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  • Causes Of Homelessness In Kalihi

    HOMELESSNESS The homeless population in Kalihi has grown steadily over recent years. Hawaii has the nation’s rate per capita for homelessness with 490 homeless per 100,000 people. While there are shelters and programs to help the homeless, there are far fewer beds than needed; only about 550 beds a night. 4,900 out of the 7,620 homeless are actually sheltered, while the rests live on the streets (Bussewitz). Most of these homeless people live in Kalihi due to the homeless shelters and soup…

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  • Bad Rodent Research Paper

    Rat urine also causes leptospirosis, an infectious disease that can result in joint pain, fever and even multiple organ failure that can lead to death. People used to contract leptospirosis from cleaning up rat infestations or by handling dog or cat urine that has been contaminated with spirochetes, tentacled bacteria that can change their shape and thicken cell walls in order to resist drugs. Increase in rat numbers has resulted in the resurgence of this disease. 7. Rats are a threat to…

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  • Marine Animal Argumentative Essay For Kids

    case of domoic acid toxicosis in marine mammals. According to the Center’s Veterinary Science program, under the direction of Dr. Frances Gulland, 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,…

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  • Health Hazard And Hygiene Essay

    hygiene standards and adequate welfare facilities are essential and should be used. ix) Silicon Silicon is the main component of most rocks and is a crystalline substance made of silicon and oxygen. It occurs in quartz, sand and flint. Harm is caused by the inhalation of silica dust which can lead to silicosis, fibrosis and pneumoconiosis. Hard rock miners, quarrymen, stone and pottery workers are most risky. Prevention is best achieved by the use of good dust extraction systems and…

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  • Climate Change Has Degrade The Health Of Humans And The Environment

    amount of crops produced from a given amount of land. Reduced yields can decline the productivity of crops and livestock. Overall, climate change will make it more difficult to grow crops, raise animals, and catch fish in the same ways and same places as we have done in the past (EPA 2016). In addition to food production, climate changes impacts human health. Air pollution leads to asthma and cardiovascular disease. Severe weather causes injuries, fatalities, and mental health impacts. Extreme…

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  • Dengue Fever Essay

    individual will feel more severe pain within the body but mostly the abdominal area and sights of mild bleeding from their nose, gums, and their body becomes fragile to the point that they can easily bruise or fracture any body part. This single virus can develop into something more perilous like the dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome. At the point, it can cause damages to lymph and blood vessels, enlargement of liver, and worst of the person’s circulatory system can stop working…

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  • Consequences Of Climate Change In Development

    exposed to more tropical cyclones even during supposedly dry months. Likewise, other countries are experiencing extreme weather conditions such as the recent polar vortex in North America, the sudden snow in Vietnam, and the intense storms in London. 4) Ecosystems and biodiversity. Coral reef systems have suffered bleaching because of warming seas, and oceans have higher acidity. Due to warmer summers in the Arctic, polar bears are coming back to shore earlier and changing their diet to include…

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