Wuchereria bancrofti

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  • Elephantiasis Research Paper

    the Western India region. During his time, he noticed that the Indians legs were the size of elephants, where the name Elephantiasis came from. Even though the death rate is not high, but this disease is quite deadly. this paper will be discussing the causes of Elephantiasis, symptoms, and treatments. Causes The causes of this disease are from an infection of a nematode parasite called the Filarial worm. The disease from the worm is transmitted from human to human by the sting of a female mosquito when the mosquito decides to take blood. Once inside the bloodstream, the parasite grows into a full adult worm in your Lymphatic system. Once the parasite introduced to the host the infection begins. Mosquitos carry other worms such as Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and Brugia timori. Where the reside in the Lymphatic System and invade your bloodstream and slows down the circulation and causes the swelling. The first cause of this…

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  • Assignment 3: Epidemiology Essay

    or other abnormalities. Two main methods exist for the detection of S. haematobium eggs: Sedimentation - The urine sample is allowed to sediment for one hour in a conical urine flask after collection. The sediment is then put into a centrifuge tube and spun for two minutes at 2000 g. The sediment is then observed under low magnification for the presence of ova. Filtration - A polycarbonate or nylon fibre filter (12-20 μm pore size) is placed in a filter holder. The urine sample is filled…

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  • The Most Serial Killers In The World

    mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. It is found throughout the year, but mainly during the rainy season. Signs and symptoms of this disease appear within 8 days to several months. Symptoms include headache, fatigue, chills, sweating, diarrhea, vomiting, malaise, muscle pain, anemia, and neurological disorders (disorientation). Without prompt treatment, sufferers may experience convulsions or coma which can very well lead to death. In order to seek treatment, you must visit a certified doctor. Once…

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