It is said to be the most devastating outbreak in world history. More people died of the flu in a single year than those who died in the four years of Black Plague from 1347 to 1351. In addition, it killed more people in 25 weeks than AIDS killed in 25 years. The 1918-1919 flu also known as "Spanish flu" was a global catastrophe. Epidemics become unmanageable at alarming speeds because people might not use proper treatment, lack of herd immunity.
Since ancient times, Smallpox has devastated the world, killing millions of people. Often referred to as the speckled monster, the smallpox disease originated in the new world when Spanish and Portuguese conquistadors and early English settlers arrived in the Americas. Although there had been attempts to cure the disease, including variation, (that came from Asia 2,000 years ago), they all had a high risk of death. It wasn’t until 1796, when Edward Jenner, a English paleontologist came up with a new form of vaccine, it was called inoculation. The disease decimated the local population and was one of the main reasons for the fall of the Aztec and Inca empires.
Discussing this all-destroying plague in detail shows it left many long term effects. Close to half of the population in Europe being eliminated over a short time period left considerable damage and altered families, the economy, church life and the lives of artists and patrons, which is also represented in the three works of art described. It’s difficult to conclude this essay without mentioning what has always come to mind when thinking of the bubonic plague and that is a folksong associated with the Black Death, “Ring around the Rosey.” Ring-a-ring-a-roses, A pocket full of posies; Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down Ring Around the Rosey(victims of the plague would usually have a red, swollen ring around their eyes).
The major diseases that affected the people in this assigned population and time period are small pox, measles, malaria, influenza, typhus and numerous of other diseases that killed thousands of people often in tandem. Nonetheless, with the foreigner’s arrival the course of history change; to begin with, the aching bones, high fever, burning chest, abdominal pain, consumption, and the headaches all erupted as signs, symptoms, and threats to mortality (Anderson, 2007, p. 148). However, an ancient idea regarding the causation and spread of diseases contemplated that air did not act as a medium for the spread of disease; rather air itself contained miasma or pollutant. Still, medical science deals with the human body in terms of health and its
With them came smallpox, measles, chicken pox, influenza, and many other diseases. “Before the arrival of Columbus, Native American disease wasn’t dominant in the land. Due to the lack of exposure of disease in their younger years, Native Americans were vulnerable to the European diseases that would come with the Columbian Exchange. The diseases would soon destroy many societies of the ancient Aztec, Maya, and Inca. Through many estimates it is foreseen that alien diseases caused over 50% deaths of the Native American population.
Imagine the world described in fiction novels, disease haunts the world and people live in fear, not knowing whether they will survive another day. Measles, a disease most thought eradicated by its powerful immunization, still causes 16 deaths every hour. Though nearly 84% of the United States has been vaccinated against this, a recent outbreak has caused an eruption of opinions on the topic. Though many may argue that a child’s medical related decisions should be made by the child’s parent or guardian. In actuality, those who are not vaccinated for any contagious disease, pose a threat to the general health of the citizens of United States, as well as bringing back previously eradicated diseases.
Brief History Illness from the 1918 flu pandemic, also known as the Spanish flu, came on quickly. Unlike earlier pandemics and seasonal flu outbreaks, the 1918 Influenza pandemic saw high mortality rates among healthy adults. Although the 1957 pandemic was not as devastating as the 1918 pandemic, about 69,800 people in the United States died. In early 1968, a new Influenza virus was detected in Hong Kong. This Hong Kong flu virus was similar in some ways to the 1957 Influenza virus.
Explores brought smallpox to the New World and spreaded it all over the seas and Europe. The disease cause people to go deaf, blind, and mainly causes death. The effects of smallpox has a huge impact on the New World. Without this disease and many others, the country would be huge. Some people actually think that it was a good thing to have it.
Influenza is a severe viral illness that may necessitate admittance to the hospital, and in some cases, it may lead to death (1). Statistically, a study was formed to indicate that the range of dead humans alternated between 3,000 and 49,000 throughout 31 seasons in the U.S. during the period of 1976 - 2007(1). As a result, the influenza vaccine was created to protect humans from influenza and its serious effects, and to prevent its spread (1). Trivalent vaccine (traditional vaccine) and quadrivalent vaccine are the most available vaccines (1, 3). Furthermore, three factors play a critical role in the efficacy of the vaccine.
The flu vaccine has claimed many lives over the past year.The CDC states that”There is a risk that respiratory illness in young kids and old people when they got a flu shot”.People that get the respiratory illness have a bad chance that they won’t survive killing thousands each year.In addition, the article “Why are so many healthy people are dying of the flu vaccine” Dr.Mark Geier(Genetisit and a professor at John Hopkins University) explains how this flu vaccine is more like an expirement than curing people .Therefore it proves that flu vaccines kill lots of people each year. The flu vaccine is a very controversial topic here in the United States. Flu vaccines kill and gives us extra diseases.Although getting a flu shot will protect you it is not very effective and it cause more disease that you don 't want to have in your body.If we do not stop using flu vaccines we might have more cases of GBS and loads of other diseases caused by the flu shot.When people realize all the bad stuff happening people we will take action against the flu