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  • Aids Pandemics Essay

    AIDS and other Pandemics Pandemics have existed for centuries and their effects on society have changed the way people coexist, together as communities and with a disease. Every century is wracked with a new widespread pandemic that changes the structure of society and that allows people to gain and pass on knowledge for cases in the future. The major diseases that impacted the world centuries ago can shed light how society has progressed, not only in terms of technology and science but also culturally in the way diseases are handled. The similarities and differences that can be drawn between various pandemics can provide a window into the past which can establish a guide for the present and future. Instances of the plague, called the Black…

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  • Pandemic Disease Case Study

    Introduction A pandemic disease is a pathogen which is an illness, in excess of normal levels which occurs all over the world. There are 2 types of common pathogens a bacteria or a virus. A bacterium is a living organism that can release poisonous toxins which can damage the hosts body it is on average 0.2 um (micrometers which are 1X10-6 m) (1. See bibliography). They can be killed by antibiotics and the 2 types of Wight blood cells (phagocytes and lymphocytes). A virus is not a living organism…

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  • Deadliest Pandemics: The Black Death

    The Black Death was one of the deadliest pandemics I human history, starting in Britain between 1348 to1350. The Black Death was one of the many catastrophes to happen following an increase I the population during the Middle Ages. “It killed 30-50% of the countries entire population,” said Andrew Hamilton. The lack of information about The Black Death affected the population, the spread of the disease and increased the awareness of the lack medical help. Europe’s population had been hard hit…

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  • The Relationship Between World War I And The Influenza Pandemic Of 1918-1919

    The Relationship Between World War I and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 War and disease have been intertwined throughout history as human pathogens, weapons and armies have met on the battlefield. 1914-1919 marked the cruelest war in the chronicles of the human race preceded by the world’s deadliest unspoken pandemic. The aftermath of World War I proved so profound in their consequences that the influenza virus remained a blur in the public’s memory. Instead, focus was shifted towards the…

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  • Spanish Flu Case Report

    Introduction The 1918 Spanish Flu resulted in the exposure of one-third of the world’s population with an overall death estimate of 50-100 million people 1,2. In the United States, mortality rates were as high as 675,000 people representing 28% of the population2,3. The Spanish Flu affected the United States in three waves. Symptoms during the onset of Spanish Flu in March of 1918, were overall not perceived to be alarming to the American Population. Whereas during the second wave of the…

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  • Pandemic Reflection

    Teamwork is the process of collaborating and combining ideas to form one single idea. Team members work together to accomplish a common goal. Working in a team can be extremely difficult due to the different personalities, behaviors, experiences, cultures, etc. For this assignment, we were assigned to play the boardgame Pandemic. In this game we worked together to cure the world from 4 diseases that were attacking humanity. The purpose was to save the world, and we had to work together as a team…

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  • The Black Plague: Three Causes Of The Black Death

    and extreme joint pain (Spignesi 2003). The Pneumonic plague caused one to cough up blood and septicemic plague caused an individual's skin to turn purple as the cells in the body hemorrhaged (Spignesi 2003). Death came quickly in most cases and morality rates were only 30-75% for the bubonic; 90-95% for pneumonic; and 100% for septicemic (Spignesi 2003). Surviving in rodent populations, Y. pestis spread to other mammals and humans through flea bites (The Black Death (n.d.)). The Black…

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  • The Spread Of Disease, Viruses, And Bacteria

    The Spread of Disease, Viruses, and Bacteria The spread of disease, viruses, and bacteria have been around since the beginning of times. According to Center for Disease and Control Prevention, the first pandemic was recorded in 541 AD, lasting around 200 years, and killing over 25 million people in the Mediterranean. This was known as the Justinian Plague (CDC). CNN shows that hundreds, even thousands of years ago during an epidemic outbreak, the disease would mainly impact the areas where…

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  • Ebola Virus In Emily St. John Mendel's

    Great pandemics and epidemics have occurred all throughout our world’s history. They have destroyed civilizations, devastated families, and took away innocent people’s lives. A pandemic refers to a spread of a highly infectious disease usually worldwide, while on the other hand; epidemics are much more contained and can permanently damage a city. Two of the most well known, and most deadly viruses that are around today are the Influenza and Ebola viruses. Both of these viruses have proven…

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  • Cholera Prevention Essay

    paper also discusses varying solutions that have been implemented in numerous countries with a focus on vaccine use in Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world with a turbulent history, versus long-term water safety solutions in Guinea, Conakry, a West-African country ravaged by poverty, disease, and corruption. The main purpose is to compare and contrast the efficacy (including the commendable and deplorable aspects) of different methods as well as the reasons for success, or…

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