Smallpox Moosa Mohammed Health Science Technology 3/4/2016 Smallpox Smallpox is a viral and contagious infection that is caused by the Variola Virus. Smallpox is a disease that arose approximately 10,000 years ago in Africa and Southern Asia that spread quickly through the air and eventually spread throughout the whole world. Smallpox is a fatal and dangerous disease that has no cure but does have a vaccination to prevent it.
Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Overview- Coccidioidomycosis, or valley fever is a fungal infection caused by Coccidioides immitis spores. Mild cases of this condition are not common and treatment is not generally necessary. However, this disease is often misdiagnosed, due to the fact that you experience only mild or moderate symptoms, and these symptoms often takes 20 years to present. The most severe cases of Coccidioidomycosis causing the infection to spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream, and people with compromised immune systems are at greatest risk. -causa
How did Scarlet Fever affect US in 1900s Scarlet Fever affected the U.S in the 1900s and was caused by a bacteria that spread to form rashes that affected children and sometimes ending in death. The treatment was really dangerous. They didn’t have the treatments we do today, that 's why a lot of people were killed. Scarlet fever is one the most dangerous infections of the 1900s. To began with, “Scarlet Fever is also called Scarlatina and it is an infectious disease.
Dr. Ian Crozier, is a doctor that volunteered to help those infected in West Africa. Crozier later went on to be infected by the same virus he helped treat, he is a survivor of the deadly virus Ebola. Soon after being released from treatment he began to have symptoms, including severe back pain, hearing loss,seizures, and tinnitus. The most conspicuous complication was his serious eye problem, it caused him to have blurry vision, see halos around objects,feel pressure and pain in his left eye, and even changed his eye color. The strangest part of all this was that even after 100 days of being released from the hospital, the virus was still attacking his eyes, thankfully he could not pass the virus through mellow contact.
There are symptoms in this stage include lymph nodes enlargement, body rash, and mouth and skin problems (“Symptoms and Stages”). The second stage is chronic HIV also known as human immunodeficiencyvirus a big sign is cold sores. The third and final stage is eventually getting AIDS. AIDS will eventually kill the person infected. Dying from AIDS can be a slow or long process it could take years, months, or even days.
In the novel, The Hot Zone, many new superstitions become significant due to the fear of epidemics. This connects to the many rituals that were performed and charms that were held. During the outbreak for Ebola and Marburg, people began to fear the virus. They feared they would get infected as everyone else. This fear lead to rituals being performed and lucky charms being held.
Scarlet fever mainly affects children between ages 5 and 15. It used to be a common and serious childhood illness, but it’s relatively rare today. Antibiotic treatments have reduced the severity of the symptoms and the prevalence of the disease. There are many ways for someone to get the scarlet fever. The Scarlet fever is caused by group A streptococcus, which are bacteria that can live in your mouth and nasal passages.
1. Simply Put, the flu shot is an injection (shot) or nasal spray that contains a harmless amount of the virus, so that your body can build up antibodies against that strain of the flu. 2. Flu shots are important because they help protect you against Influenza, which is more commonly referred to as the flu.
With so many different symptoms, which require a different attack. The Ebola virus is complex, making it even harder to fight. Ebola has intense symptoms, High fatality rates and no cure. “In humans, certain Ebola viruses can cause fatality in 50 to 90 percent of cases” (“Ebola” 1). Ebola
It starts with a flea bite, and the next thing you know you have a fever, chills, excruciating pain, perhaps black pus-oozing boils, and then death comes. The problem is you have no idea that a flea was the cause and you could be fine today and dead by tomorrow. It sounds horrible, but it was the reality for 1 in 3 people if you lived during the mid-1300s in Europe(History.com staff, par.1). It became known as the “Black Death” or as we know it today, Bubonic plague. The Bubonic Plague severely impacted society at that time, had an impact on our time, and a similar outbreak of disease could have similar effects even in modern times.
We should also try our best to prevent it because there are more dangerous diseases that can spread by ticks. Right now, scientists have discovered fifteen different diseases that are caused by ticks. One of them is called Powassan virus. Symptoms of this disease include “fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, confusion, seizures, and memory loss” (“Powassan Virus”). Powassan virus is far more dangerous than Lyme disease not only because of the severe symptoms; there are no specific treatments or any cures for it.
Mrsa is a very serious disease if not treated when can still start a worldwide pandemic. Mrsa is spread by contact so whom that are touched will be infected.treatment for mrsa includes a 7 to 10 day course of an antibiotic to the mouth. When MRSA has been attached to a source it leaves a large , red painful bumps under the sources skin. At times it will leave blisters filled with pus. The mark left behind on the skin looks like a spider bite.
Yerisinia Pestis, (commonly referred to as the “Black Plague”) is a virus that spreads through contact. The victims of the virus first would notice swelling under the armpits or in the groin, these sores can become as large as an apple or an egg. The sores begin to spread around the body and then change into a black or red colour. After a few days the host would develop a rash and pain all over the body. The victim would also develop a fever and become lethargic, however, they would find it almost impossible to sleep due to increasing pain.
Ebola Viruses There are many different ways to pass away, some harsher than others. In “The Hot Zone” By Richard Preston, there are a few different viruses explained to be deadly to not only humans, but other species as well. The hot zone is an area on earth that contains lethal, infectious organisms. Marburg virus, Ebola Zaire, and Sudan virus all contribute to making the hot zone so pernicious.