The problem is quite serious because several of the emerging diseases such as the Powassan virus have been found to be devastating. According to Knapp and Rice (2015), over 10 percent of people infected with the Powassan virus are dying due to encephalitis and meningitis caused by the disease (p. 9). Tick-borne diseases have consequential effects and should not be taken lightly. If this problem is not dealt with then tick-borne diseases could be the number one cause of death in the United
On May 14, 1746, Edward Jenner, administered the world’s first vaccination. He created a preventive treatment for smallpox, a disease that had killed millions of people over the centuries. Every since the first vaccination was introduced there has been controversy about children being obligated to be vaccinated. In the 19th and 20th centuries, scientists following Jenner’s model developed new vaccines to fight numerous deadly diseases, including polio, whooping cough, measles, tetanus, yellow fever, typhus, and hepatitis B, and many others (History, A&E 2016). Vaccinations as brought many moral, ethical, and safety concerns to the parents of children.
The Yertis Pestis bacteria cell is a bacteria cell, which means that it is a very small cell. It’s smaller than a lot of plant and animal cells, but bigger than most viruses. The cell has relatively few organelles. It has a cell membrane, cytoplasm, and ribosomes. Instead of a nucleus, it’s genetic material is floating around in a tangled string in the cytoplasm (Cells and Heredity 24).
Anyone that has had chickenpox can develop shingles. The virus goes dormant when the chicken pox clears but can reactivate at a later point in life. The virus causes high fever, loss of appetite, tiredness, headaches and blisters. These blisters start on the face, back and chest and then spread across the body. They can also affect internal organs.
The symptoms associated with an infection caused by C.diff are the result of gastroenteritis which is “a very common health problem worldwide that causes diarrhea and/or vomiting as a result of INFLAMMATION of the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestinal tract. It affects mainly the small bowel and can be caused by either viral or bacterial INFECTION” (Ignatavicius and Workman, 2016, p.1127). One of the largest barriers to treatment of a C.diff infection is the resistance to antibiotics. The CDC (2016) says “C.difficile caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year. An estimated 15,000 deaths are directly attributable to C.difficile infections” (clostridium difficile section, para.
To began with, “Scarlet Fever is also called Scarlatina and it is an infectious disease. Scarlet Fever mostly affects children. It was dangerous for families with kids because it was contagious for one or two weeks.” In the article Scarlet Fever-Past and Present (PP) said, “Simply hearing the name of this disease, and knowing that it was present in the communities,
Smallpox, or Variola major, is a deadly viral disease . The virus is shaped like brick covered in small spikes, and has been infecting humans for thousands of years. Smallpox even affected the course of the Revolutionary War. The disease had been killing many of George Washington’s men, and only when he had them protected from smallpox, could the Americans keep fighting for freedom. Smallpox has a very riveting history.
What is the Spanish Influenza? The Spanish Influenza type A is a pandemic also known as H1N1, one of the deadliest viruses ever. Meaning it had spread globally killing a vast number of individuals. The vector for this virus is an avian also known as a bird. In 1918-1919 it was known for the number of deaths it caused as well as how it was commonly mistaken for a common cold because the signs and symptoms were extremely similar.
Introduction Rabies is a deadly infection of the central nervous system, which is estimated to kill almost 55,000 people worldwide each year. (Yousaf et al.) Rabies is caused by the virus Neurotropic lyssavirus, a member of the Rhabdovirus family. The virus is found in the salivary glands, as well as the central nervous system of infected warm-blooded animals, including humans. Once infected, rabies causes paralysis, followed by death.
Around the 18th century, Europe and much of the world was facing a devastating problem. The disease of smallpox had broken out and was spreading to almost every person. Once you had this disease, the chances of surviving were scarce. It killed about 3.5 millions people in two years. However, doctors were aware that if you had smallpox once, you were immune to it for the rest of your life.