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    “There was once a town in the heart of America where all life seemed to live in harmony with its surroundings… Then a strange blight crept over the area and everything began to change” (Carson 2). This allusion, set at the beginning of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, detailed a town where pesticides disturbed the balance of life. The government’s blind support of DDT, a human-synthesized pesticide, after its successes in World War II led to an expanding market for the insecticide and widespread…

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    Infectious Diseases

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    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…

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    Africa Unchained Analysis

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    had no type of power to influence so other places can by from them. Moreover towards the evolvement of Africa, problems have occurred towards the people. Certain epidemic that people have contracted in Africa was endemic diseases like HIV/AIDS and Malaria. HIV/AIDS is most common with African people, which then leads to erosion of having exports shares. No one wants to try and contract this disease. It may be hards to say, but it is true. It makes me sad to see something like this happen to…

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    Bat Research Paper

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    Bats Bats, the blind and bloodthirsty monsters that live o ff of the blood of its prey are a very essential part in today's ecological system. Bats are found all around the world and although Hollywood and human folklore have portrayed these furry mammals as bloodthirsty monsters, of the 1200 di ff erent species only three are bloodsucking. Most bats on the other hand focus their diets on insects, fruits, and small animals i.e. frogs and lizards. Insectivores bats, who as the name…

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    of Angola’s landscape is covered in a wet, tropical savanna. The mosquito that transmits yellow fever unfortunately thrives in this type of climate, and this one physical geographic aspect of Angola makes it more susceptible to diseases, such as malaria, sleeping sickness, and yellow…

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    I, along with what I can only assume is 99% of the human population, have often found myself wondering why cruelty exists in a supposedly good world. If there is a benevolent God, why are there mosquitoes, which infect millions of people with malaria each year? Why are there dart frogs that produce poison potent enough to kill 10 grown men? Why is there the ichneumon fly, which injects its victims with eggs that eat the unfortunate victim from the inside out as they hatch? The ichneumon, which…

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    was that pesticides were harming the environment and wildlife, especially birds. Carson focused her attention on the pesticide DDT, which was first made in 1874. DDT was used heavily during World War II to try and control the diseases typhus and malaria. So she presented research that pesticides can cause cancers, other ill effects and how they can gather in animals bodies through a process called bioaccumulation. Rachel Carson was a biologist and worked sixteen years for the Fish and Wildlife…

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    Dangers Of Mosquitoes

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    With the onset of the monsoons, the weather has become really humid and many people are falling ill. Along with the change of season, it is also the time when mosquitoes bite and spread various harmful diseases such as dengue, malaria, and chikungunya. This is because the rainy season provides apt conditions for mosquitoes and other insects to thrive, which pose a threat to your child’s and your health. Just the thought of a mosquito bite is enough to scare anyone. Although most mosquito bites…

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    The Zika Outbreak The Zika virus is an emerging new illness that may have more consequences than originally thought. Ever since an outbreak in Uganda in 1947, the world attempted to fully understand Zika, but even now, the medical community cannot quite comprehend everything about it. As more cases of the virus are being reported, people are attempting to combat and eradicate the illness using old and new methods. If the Zika virus continues to spread, future generations may receive the heavy…

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    The first Ebola epidemic was in West Africa in 2014. The countries hit hardest by the virus as well as the rest of the world was at a loss as to how to control the disease and minimize the number of people infected. Since the epidemic, scientists have been able to create a number of treatment drugs to help minimize the morbidity rate and help control the next outbreak. There currently is not an established treatment drug or vaccine for Ebola, but there are a number of different options in the…

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