Before they were able to discover such vaccine to cure whooping cough, well over 250,000 cases of whooping cough per year in the U.S., with 9,000 reported deaths (Medicine Net, 1996-2015). Whooping cough is a bacterial in the upper respiratory infection that leads to violent coughing. The word whoop is originated from the inflammation and swelling of the voice box structures that vibrates when there is a rapid inflow of air during inspiration. This disease is highly infectious ( (Medicine Net, 1996-2015). Pertussis is detected in the back of the neck.
Imagine losing all of your family members, getting bullied everyday, having lots of depression issues, or even living on your own at the age of eleven! What if this happened to you? In the book, “Chicken Soup for the Girl’s Soul” by Irene Dunlap, Jack Canfield, Patty Hansen, and Mark Victor Hansen, it has many inspiring and true stories. It is also very sad that could make people want to become better people. Some crazy and interesting stories in the book include cancer,falling in love,not knowing what to do,losing all of your friends, switching schools, having many disabilities, suicidal thoughts, or even being poor add them all up and you have a very valuable and heart touching story.
More than 20 to 30% of the infants that make it to full term will die within the first week to month. Of the percentage effected, girls are at a greater risk of being born with the syndrome than boys making up 80% of the effected. Similar to down syndrome, people born with Edwards syndrome are born with an extra chromosome 18 in the DNA strand that disrupts
200,000 people per year are hospitalized for conditions related to seasonal flu. The high incidence of both hospitalizations and deaths related to the flu are the reason that it’s so important that everyone over 6 months of age have the flu shot. There are five special populations that influenza impacts more than the regular populations. These populations are the elderly (65 or older), pregnant women, those with
First there is sub-clinical polio which may not have obvious symptoms. In sub-clinical polio over 95 percent of the infected patients don’t have any symptoms. However if the people with sub-clinical polio have symptoms they only last 3 days or less. Some of the symptoms for sub-clinical polio are fever, normal discomfort, vomiting, fever, sore throat, and red throat. Non- paralytic polio has many symptoms that can last for a couple of days or weeks.
U.S. forces had 54 killed and 425 wounded in the initial attack in November. By 23 December, when the operation was officially concluded, the casualty number had risen to 95 killed and 560 wounded. British forces had 4 killed and 10 wounded in two separate attacks in the outskirts of Fallujah while Iraqi forces suffered 8 killed and 43 wounded. Estimates of insurgent casualties are complicated by a lack of official figures. Most estimates places the number of insurgents killed at around 1,200 to 1,500, with some estimations as high as over 2,000 killed.
The infected individual will develop vesicles or lesions over the body that are fluid filled and have a high probability of rupturing. Patients will typically present with hundreds of lesions or vesicles. The length of time for vesicle formation is 4-5 days (Soman & Madan, 2013). Chicken pox can be transmitted airborne or through direct contact with the fluid present in the vesicles (Soman & Madan, 2013). Patients with chickenpox are considered infectious48 hours prior to the vesicular rash (Soman & Madan, 2013).
The cause of death is usually diarrhea, but behind it is acute deficits of necessary micronutrients. About 2 million children die from pneumonia. Antibiotics to treat it cost 27 cents a dollar. Their families lack them. In total, 18 million people die each year from poverty-related causes.
On an average day there are about a million people who go tanning on a regular basis, and of those million people, most are younger, between the ages of sixteen and twenty-nine (Hochman). People who use tanning beds before age of thirty-five have a seventy-five percent increased risk of developing melanoma (Fellingham). There are approximately 65,000 new cases nationwide of melanoma and about 9,000 deaths each year from the most preventable disease (Salsberg). Researchers said that there is a death every hour because of melanoma