Trachoma

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  • Trachoma Research Paper

    Summary Trachoma is the main cause of infectious blindness in the world. Approximately 232 million people live in trachoma endemic areas and at risk of being infected. Australia is the only developed country where trachoma remains endemic, with the Indigenous communities suffering the heaviest burden of disease. As part of the World Health Organization (WHO) GET2020 Alliance, the Australian government has invested large sums of money in the combat of thracoma as a public health concern. By adopting the SAFE (surgery, antibiotics, facial cleaning and environmental improvement) strategy recommended by the WHO, Australia adjusted the recommendations to the country needs and developed its own guidelines to tackle the different stages of the disease.…

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  • Chlamydia Disease

    pneumoniae, that causes a type of pneumonia, C.psittaci, that causes psittacosis and C.trachomatis that causes various diseases such as trachoma, inclusion conjunctivitis and nongonococcal urethritis. Chlamydial infections are spread by either direct contact or by inhalation of aerosols. C.trachomatis is spread by direct contact with infected secretions. Humans that are infected act as reservoirs. Engelkirk mentions it is also “spread by flies serving as mechanical vectors”…

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  • Chlamydia

    The different genera are based on different intracellular inclusions, susceptibility, composition and disease production. C trachomas causes infections in the eye, genitalia, or respiratory tract. These include trachoma, inclusion conjunctivitis, lymphogranuloma venereum, urethritis, cervicitis, salpingitis and pneumonitis. Most of the time this disease is underreported because people can go months to years before they realize that they have been infected. The problems and devastating outcomes…

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  • Professor Frederic Cossom Hollows: A Hero

    Year(1990), Humanist of the Year(1991) and Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists Medal (1993). The most extraordinary aspects of Professor Hollows’s humanitarian work occurred in late 1968. He happened to meet two senior Aboriginal men at his eye clinic in Watti Creek. He was shocked by how poor their living conditions were and how appalling eye health was in outback Aboriginal communities. He was horrified when he discovered a condition called ‘Trachoma’ which had begun to disappear…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To Ellis Island

    I was very nervous on the two-weeks trip to the “land of opportunity”. Once I got there, I admired the first classes’ clothing and expensive jewelry. Then, a small boat took us to Ellis Island to get inspected. It was a long process, and I was starting to get hungry. I had very little food to last me the whole inspection. First, I walked up the steps nervously with doctors looking at me. Then, they asked me questions (which I was already prepared because I was practicing on the ride there).…

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  • Annie Dodge Wauneka Essay

    tuberculosis and she assisted with the nurses in tending the sick. Mrs. Wauneka’s education ended when she completed the 11th grade, then returned to attain her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from University of Arizona. In 1952, she was the second female who was appointed to serve as Chairman of the Tribal Council’s Health and Welfare committee. She was reelected in 1954 and 1959. Thereafter, in 1956, the Surgeon general of U.S. invited her to become a member of the Advisory committee on…

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  • Essay On Effects Of Boarding School

    conditions and the malnutrient in the kids lead to them being prone to diseases easily (Joinson, Carla). This was a problem because of the condition in which they had to live in and work in. Tuberculous was a big problem throughout the boarding schools because of the overpopulated schools and the conditions in which they lived in (Joinson, Carla). Tuberculous is an extremely contagious bacterial disease that effects the lungs. In tight, terrible living conditions this deadly disease can spread…

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  • Ellis Island Immigration

    Ellis Island, nearly 2,000 arrivals climbed the most fateful staircase of their lives” (Conway 32). They would either be living in America, or on a ship back home in less than 24 hours. Next, the immigrants went to the registry room, where doctors would look from overhead to detect any illness. The doctors became very good at recognizing any questionable diseases or disabilities and could be a good distance away and identify it very quickly. Everyday, around twenty percent of immigrant…

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  • America's Long History Of Immigrant Scaremongering By Jamie Bouie

    The article by Jamie Bouie “America’s Long History of Immigrant Scaremongering” starts with conservatives claiming that the influx of young immigrants, is a danger to American’s public health. Bouie than goes on to write about how some tension comes from conservative media figures stoking the flames. Bouie than states that this is not the first time in American history of using public health to scaremongering. “Bouie cites ‘Asians were portrayed as feeble and infested with hookworm, Mexicans as…

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  • Aboriginal Community Stereotypes Analysis

    will just hose themselves down. If they want to cook something, have light or keep warm they will make a fire outside as there is no electricity or kitchen inside. Aboriginal people are denied the basic rights of a descent house with electricity, a kitchen and a bathroom. All things white Australians think of as their right and take for granted. These terrifying living conditions lead into poor health and medical attention. Medical staff in these communities are there to provide the basics in…

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