For example, “The agriculture department estimated in 1999 that twelve million children were hungry or at risk of going hungry.” Many of these facts try and shock the reader with the result, “in 2000 requests for food assistance from families increased almost 20 percent” facts like these are what helps to persuade the reader. Anna also goes on to provide information from real people, not based on numbers. She talks about how socially, “The humiliations attached to being poor in a prosperous nation, not being able to feed your kids is at the top of the list” in an attempt to draw empathy out from the reader. She also talks of how some “parents who go hungry themselves so their kids can eat” which again is a very persuasive quote. Overall Anna quindlen’s essay talks greatly about how kids who aren’t supplied free school lunch can actually go starving.
They are said to receive a mild dose then the ones who haven’t taken it. There are almost 20% of children that are fully vaccine that still contract whooping cough. In the U.S. nearly 10,000 cases of pertussis was confirmed from the CDC starting January 1 to June 16, 2014 (Noah, 2006). Basically whooping cough starts off as an airborne cough and sneeze that’s ingested by the next person (Aronson & Shope, 2013). In conclusion, Whooping cough is a disease that strikes infants strongly.
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).
Each chromosome in the DNA strand has a job or task that helps the body function, for chromosome 18 its job is to make proteins. When the chromosome 18 has three copies instead of two, then Edwards syndrome is formed. Edwards syndrome or trisomy 18 is the second most common trisomy disease with trisomy 21 being the most common. In every 5,000 babies born 1 will be born with Edwards syndrome. More than 20 to 30% of the infants that make it to full term will die within the first week to month.
In few cases certain immunosuppressive drugs may also cause activation of the virus. The initial symptoms one may feel are itching, tingling or pain in the area. That’s where the rash will appear after a few days. The rash will turn into a cluster of vesicles. Then, these vesicles break into small sores which will dry and form crusts.
Cancer is diagnosed each year in about 175,000 children ages 14 and under worldwide. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy for U.S. children. However, thanks to better therapies, more than 80% of U.S. childhood cancer patients now become long-term survivors. Survival rates can vary depending on the type of cancer. About 420,000 childhood cancer survivors live in the U.S., with much more around the world (St. Jude Children 's Research Hospital) this shows that cancer is one major diagnosed disease found in children under the age of 15.
The first major polio epidemic in the United States occurred in 1916. It reached a peak in 1952, when over 58,000 cases were reported, including 3,145 deaths (Salk Institute, 2012). The CDC reports, “thanks to vaccinations, the United States has been polio-free since 1979 (CDC, 2011). Whooping cough is one of the most commonly occurring diseases in the United States. The Mayo Clinic reports that in the first half of the 20th century, whooping cough was a leading cause of childhood illness and death in the U.S. (CDC, 2000).
Fewer and fewer families take the time to prepare a nutritious meal and are passing down bad habits to their children. If changes are not made now, then people will soon be living shorter lives and suffer most of their life from obesity and the health issues that come with it. The Government should regulate what Americans consume in order to curb obesity rates and potentially save lives. Childhood obesity is a big issue that affects children every day. A third of the child population below the age of 20 are considered obese.
The bulls-eye rash is around five centimeters in diameter and will have a bright red border. This is accompanied by flu like symptoms that may or may not include chills, fever, myalgia, fatigue and headache. If treatment if not obtained it may take three to four weeks for symptoms and the rash to subsidize, but if antibiotics are administered then rash and symptoms will go away with days. Stage two Lyme disease is present if antibiotics are not administered and will be present within four to ten weeks of the tick bite. In this time some of the manifestations may be joint pain, memory loss, poor motor coordination, and meningitis.
She talks about even occasions of outbreaks during the Revolutionary War. Through talking about other instance of the use of smallpox Fenn helps the reader realize the true horribleness of the Fort Pitt outbreak. In a sense she uses the other accusations to back up an early point she made where she said that “the most famous “smallpox blanket” incident in American history took place in the midst of Pontiac’s Rebellion in 1763” (qtd. Fenn). The other instance she writes about helps to prove her point that it was the most famous incident.
More than thirty thousand people become victims of Lyme disease each year. Hundreds of people are affected by Colorado tick fever annually. Eleven percent of Powassan virus victims end up dying. What could cause all of these horrible diseases? Surprisingly, it is the tiny tick that spreads these epidemics.
If a child has this disease then they usually lose bile ducts inside the liver while narrowing the bile ducts outside. Over time this will lead to bile build up in the liver which damages the liver cells. 30% to 50% children will be left with scarring, which leads to cirrhosis. The symptoms of alagille syndrome are usually pale skin, jaundice, loose stools, and poor growth within the first three month of life. Only later in life during the ages of four through ten will the symptoms stabilize and improve.
Poor health is much more than an individual, personal problem (Doc B). If people keep their eating the way they eat sooner or later more than half of the people in the United States will have obesity problems. With more than half of the country 's population obese in the future, many people will die at a young age, not leaving any older leaders to lead the country with wisdom. Most of those who lead the country, like President Obama and those in Congress, are elder people. If people were to die at a young age from a clogged artery, those who will remain in the future will not be nearly as educated as the wise people of