On page 158, Preston writes, “Once the virus enters the cell, it becomes a Trojan horse”. Ebola is described as a very dangerous virus. The scientists try to find an end to this virus but know that it is unstoppable. Allusion is used when describing how Ebola invades the body. The Ebola virus enters the body and kills the host from the inside out.
These diseases often traveled ahead of the Spanish.” This tells us that disease was also very involved in the conquering of the Aztecs. In Millers book we are provided with a point of view from inside during the siege of Tenochtitlan. The passage suggests an excruciating and wide spread epidemic of small pox with many people dying from it while the Spaniards lay siege. The passage describes people covered in pustules laying down and being in excruciating pain. The image above shows a native infected with small pox and this illustrates exactly what was described in the passage.
Some people experienced a swelling of the brain (McGill 1). Symptoms of bubonic plague include fever, chills, delirium, capillary hemorrhaging under the skin, and enlarged lymph nodes (“Plague” 1). People with the pneumonic strain can get the disease by coming in contact with animals or other people who are already infected (“Plague” 1). Pneumonic plague can develop as a complication of the bubonic strain (“Plague” 1). Hemorrhages turn black, hence the name Black Death (“Plague” 1).
It occurs when infection develops inside the muscles or organs, more than likely from a trauma. Clostridium perfringens releases dangerous toxins into the body along with gas which can be trapped inside the tissue of muscles or organs. As the infection prolongs, the skin may become a pale-grayish color, and if you press the skin or put pressure on a tissue it may make a crackling noise because of the gas inside the tissue. (6) If you are diagnosed with gas gangrene you would need immediate medical treatment or death could occur in 48 hours. In Gas gangrene, the bacteria Clostridia release alpha, beta and other toxins, which induce blood clotting in the infection and leads to myonecrosis.The gas in Gas gangrene is composed of five different gases combined together such as nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide..
In the article Invasion of the Superbugs by Alessandra Potenza she warns you of a dangerous new bacterial disease that is resistant to antibiotics and what this could mean for the future. What are these superbugs? They are an antibiotic resistant bacterial disease. This was caused the over and misuse of antibiotics. These superbugs are actually very dangerous, one boy Joseph Paz received this disease and got a sharp pain in his right leg.
“The more one contemplates the hot viruses, the less they look like parasites and the more they begin to look like predators” (Preston 136). There is many different viruses around the planet; each spreading and mutating, jumping from species to species, picking out and taking down their prey. Richard Preston identifies viruses as predators in his novel, The Hot Zone, to show just how lethal they really are; the worst being the hot agent Ebola. The Ebola virus is the most dangerous hot agent, with high fatality rates, mutations, and limited survivors. Ebola is one of many hot agents around the world, however it is the deadliest.
But, the most common and accurate one is that Edgar A. Poe died because of rabies. Rabies is known as a very deadly virus spread to people from the saliva of infected animals. The rabies virus is usually transmitted through a bite. In the late 1800 rabies was well known to cause different symptoms, including itching, fever, headache, excess salivation, muscle spasms, and mental confusion. These symptoms tend to spread through entire body.
The list is extensive. For example, workers would inoculate the prisoners with a disease that was disguised as a vaccination. Some would even infect them by raping them. They thought that this would determine how viable biological and germ warfare would be and how communicable it may be. (AeonStorm) They would also take the prisoners outside, tie them to stakes, and then proceed to test biological weapons on them, such as plague infested flea bombs.
Their plan had two phases, the first phase was infecting the population with salmonellas when groups of twos of Rajneesh followers went to 10 restaurants and poured salmonellas infected salsa on the salad bars of these 10 restaurants, the result was 751 people to be sent to the hospital. The 2nd phase involved the transportation of many poor people to the voting places to vote for Rajneesh in return the voters will receive food, shelter and clothes. Following investigations, it was discovered that the Rajneeshees were responsible for this act. Rajneesh paid 400000$ dollars fine and was deported back to India, Ma Anand Sheela, the mastermind behind the attack was captured and he spent 29 months in prison and then he was deported back to India as well. Bio-Shield Act The Bio-Shield Act is one of the most significant intatives undertaken by the US government to combat Biological, Chemical, Radiological and Nuclear weapons also known as (CBRN).
Japanese encephalitis, West Nile, and yellow fever) to human (Mitchell 1995, Shroyer 1986). All these viruses are very harmful to human and other organisms, they causes several diseases to humans. For instance in 2007 there was an outbreak of chikungunya in Italy, and other cases of dengue viruses were reported in south France and Croatia. The dengue virus is known to have four strains, therefore attacking one strain doesn’t immunize against contracting the other strains, so it become so difficult to treat the diseases caused by this virus. Chikungunya virus causes fever, swelling and redness of joints, severe rheumatic pains and in some cases death; according to research in various lab it has been shown that when a person is repeatedly infected with dengue viruses, this increases the risk of more severe sickness such as DenguhocyndromSS which induces shock as a result of a sharp drop in the volume of blood which might also lead to
There are two different forms of pneumonic pest. The primary pneumonic plague infects people by droplet infection from human to human being. The secondary pneumonic plague develops out of a bubonic plague. The pathogens enter the lungs via blood vessels and provoke the septicaemic plague. The plague killed so many people
What is lupus? According to Mayo Clinic staff lupus is defined as “a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs”(Mayo clinic.org). With lupus your body’s immune system fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs, normally the immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these viruses. “Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy cells and tissues and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy cells and tissue.