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    There are many different forms of diseases, illnesses, or viruses being spread around today with many different forms. One such virus has been spreading like wildfire and that virus is known as Zika. This is another virus spread by mosquitos, just like dengue fever. Mosquitos usually breed near warmer climate areas, more clustered in the south or in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, the Zika virus seems to be spreading more than just in those areas. The virus might also be spreading towards the United States. Zika seems to be going on an invasion and it may be more hurtful to health than people think. This paper will go on to inform about the Zika virus, what it is, its symptoms, the spreading of the virus, how to treat it, and other vital information related to the virus. Using various sources of information to best describe the invasion of the Zika virus. Also mentioning the effects that it can have besides the original symptoms that it causes. Invasion of Zika According to the CDC website, Zika is caused by the Zika virus strain that can be spread by mosquitos that are infected with the virus strain. The type of mosquitos that carry this virus as called “Aedes mosquitos” as written by MacFadden and Bogoch (2016). McNeil Jr., Saint Louis, and St. Fleur (2016) state that the virus is related to dengue, yellow fever, and West Nile virus. The Zika virus is not a virus that just recently sprung out of nowhere. This virus has been around since 1947 and was…

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    Cvs Pharmacy Case Study

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    Aldridge, C. (2016). What’s planned in building near CVS Pharmacy. Midland Daily News. Retrieved from http://www.ourmidland.com/news/article/What-s-planned-in-building-near-CVS-Pharmacy-9514418.php In this article, the author discusses a CVS store in South Saginaw that’s expanding to 13,600 square foot. In return, for it to be large enough to respond to the medical and dental building that’s being built right across the street. So, to build that area up for the community, the size of the…

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    Zika Virus Case

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    1. Where and when was the first case of Zika virus infection reported? (10 pts) In 1947 Zika virus was first isolated from a monkey coming from the Zika forest in Uganda1. In 1952 first human infections were reported in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania1. Reference [1] The History of Zika Virus." World Health Organization. World Health Organization, n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2016. 2. What are the common symptoms of Zika virus infection (Zika virus disease)? (10 pts) When a person is infected…

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    Zika Virus Change

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    The Virus Change Are we to blame for the world of the unseen changing at an alarming rate? Throughout the last few decades, the world of viruses have changed. Some harmful viruses are spreading more faster and easier than they ever had before, and there have been some resurrections of some old viruses. The recent changes in the world of viruses are not a natural occurrence but brought on by humanity. One of the main reason for the changes in the virus worlds as we know it is the latest changes…

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    ZIKA VIRUS Zika virus is center of an ongoing pandemic and public health emergency with serious medical and economic consequences. (Plourde and Bloch, 2016). Zika virus belongs to the family of flavivirus which includes other mosquitoborn viruses like chikungunya virus, dengue virus, yellow fever virus and West Nile virus (Plourde and Bloch, 2016). Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus), other Aedes…

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    breathe on their own. Oxygen therapy is used to provide extra oxygen to the lungs. People may also use high doses of steroids to reduce swelling in the lungs; although, people do not know how effective steroids are. Antibiotics are used to treat the bacteria that cause pneumonia one in general is ribavirin. Ribavirin is a purine nucleoside analogue. However, its mechanism of action is still talked about, it prevents the growing of RNA and DNA viruses by inhibiting the enzyme inosine…

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    Lujo Virus Essay

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    The Lujo virus is noted to encode proteins from the L-segment to ensure high replication rates. The S-segment of the virus encodes proteins that are noted to affect the immune response of the host, in addition to causing clotting of the blood that may damage organs. The Lujo virus can survive and spread via mammalian cells, and excrement of infected hosts. Small amounts of the virus can lead to infection and disease, with no notable difference in transmission is noted in patients with healthy…

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    Anti Infective Agent Essay

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    diagnosis can lead to limited or no positive effect on patient’s disease. In the following paragraphs I will summarize the main anti-infective and antimicrobial agents used in respiratory care and how we determine which is appropriate. Aerosolized Anti-infective Agents As we have discussed throughout the course, aerosolized administration of these agents is preferred for several reasons. Aerosolizing drugs allows for a painless, more direct application to the lungs at lower doses. Targeting…

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    Rsv Research Paper

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    Ribavirin (Virazole) is a treatment used for hospitalized infants it is aerosolized and administered via a SPAG (a small particle aerosol generator. The mechanism of action of ribavirin inhibits viral replication through inhibition of viral RNA sequencing. It is exclusively prescribed to young children Gardenhire (2013). Palivizumab (synagis) is a chemoprohylactic drug administered to prevent further lung disease from RSV. It is an F protein inhibitor monoclonal antibody, used in the…

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    Medications is given and some are more effective depending on the genotype. A combination of Simeprevir (NS3/4 protease inhibitor) along with sofosbuvir (a nucleotide analogue, NS5B polymerase inhibitor), along with peginterferon and ribavirin rendered an SVR of 80% to 90% after 12 to 36 week of treatment. (Jack, 2015, p. 411). These medications were given in UK and a 12-week treatment was 22398 pound in sterling that is equivalent to 29,563.12 USD. Other medications for other genotypes are…

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