Asthma in Connecticut As a common chronic non-communicable disease, asthma has immensely affected as many as 334 million people across the globe (Global Asthma Network, 2014). Asthma did not only cause substantial burden to people, but it often caused a reduced quality of life because of its physical, psychological, economic, and social effects. Hence, it is important that healthcare institutions are able to provide appropriate medication to cure asthma. In line with this assertion, this paper will discuss about the background of the disease. This paper will also provide for a review of current surveillance methods for reporting the disease for providers, and a descriptive analysis of the disease.
Consequently, contrary to popular belief, tuberculosis is not as highly contagious as compared to other infectious diseases. Since exposure to contaminated air and prolonged proximity with tuberculosis patients dramatically increases the likelihood of infection, around one in three close contacts, mainly immediate family and intimate friends, and one in ten remote contacts of an infected individual thus became infected as well (Tuberculosis). This nature of tuberculosis often caused tragedies in households, killing off entire families at a time, since the most frequent visitors were relatives. The most famous example of an entire generation of a bloodline being completely wiped out by tuberculosis was the Bronte sisters. These
(2011). Mali Foreign Policy and Government Guide, Volume 1. Washington: International Business Publication. “Mali Political Geography”, http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/world/mali-government.html retrieved 25.04.15 “Mali”, http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/world/mali-history.html, retrieved 25.04.2015 Middleton, J. “Mali”, Encyclopedia of South Africa South of the Sahara 3 “The World’s Muslims: Unity and Diversity”, Forums on Religious & Public Life.
Reveal & relate topic: We all need to learn about Zika today because it is currently rapidly spreading around the globe. III. Credibility: According to an article by Debra Goldschmidt on CNN, April 15th of 2016 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention screened a little over 4,000 people for the Zika virus between January and March. Over 4% tested positive for the virus. More than 94% tested negative and another 1% had an unspecified virus in the same family as Zika.
Ruslan indicated that 40% of his generation (aged 15–19 years) tend to share the same needle as part of the culture. Ukraine experienced many of the social and economic disturbance that have a significant impact on population health (Busza et al., 2011). According to the movie, the price of heroin is very cheap (cost only one Ruble) and to avoid reality they tend to be drug users (Bilheimer, 2003). Lastly, globally, homeless and street-based adolescents are particularly vulnerable and experience multiple adverse health outcomes, high probabilities of HIV risk (Busza et al., 2011). As A Closer Walk Reveals; 70% of people who are infected with AIDS are drug users in China and Russia (Bilheimer,
Not all countries have Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and this should change as this treatment helps many HIV- positive patients survive for a longer period. National Perspective: India is the third largest country which has the highest rate of people living with HIV. In India, there are 2.1 million people living with HIV and there have been about 68 000 deaths caused by AIDS, which is the last stage of HIV. Out of 2.1 million people, merely 41% are using antiretroviral therapy (ART). There are many ways of HIV transmission in India but one main source of high transmission rates would be through migration workers and truckers.
In the pre – vaccine era, diphtheria was common, with annual reported case of 125,000 and annual death of 10,000 being reported in the united State of America11. Invention of an effective vaccine against diphtheria and following the introduction of mass immunization, the incidence of diphtheria fell to such an extent that at the beginning of the 1980’s many countries in the world are progressing towards the elimination of diphtheria.12 ‘The number of reported cases of diphtheria in Nigeria has been declining. Reported cases from Nigeria were 5,039 in 1989, 3995 in 2000, 2468 in 2001, 790 in 2002, and 312 in 2006.’13 There are few reports in clinical diphtheria in Nigeria, but most of these are old reports corroborating the possible declining prevalence of diphtheria in Nigeria, however we reported 5 cases over a year period in 2009 with 40% mortality and speculate on the possible resurgence of the disease.14,15 2.2.2 PERTUSIS Pertusis also known as whooping cough is a respiratory tract infection characterized by a paroxysmal cough. The most common causative organism is Bordetella
Africa is by far, struggling the most with its ongoing battle with AIDS. In comparison with the rest of the world, they have the largest number of infected people. Throughout the years, millions of people are catching this virus and nothing seems to be getting done to prevent it. In the US they’re are discussion groups and early childhood classes on safe sex and how AIDS and HIV can be contracted. When the time comes that young adults are beginning to become sexually active they need to take the necessary precautions.