Malaria is one of the cruelest parasites on earth, and possibly the single biggest killer of humans in history. In 2015 alone, hundreds of millions were infected and almost half a million people died. D. If any of you don’t know malaria is caused by a group of microorganisms: Plasmodia, very weird microorganisms that consist of just a single-cell, they’re parasites that completely rely on mosquitoes. II.
The medical world has changed rapidly over the past few decades. We have solutions to diseases that weren’t even diagnosable before. Although we have tried our best to destroy illness, some diseases have been around since the beginning of time and are incurable. An example of this type of disease is Malaria. We’ve seen symptoms of malaria since The Ancient Egyptian ( around 1500 bc ) and The Ancient Greek times (around 413 B.C ). It is a parasitic disease that involves high fevers, shaking chills, flu like symptoms and anemia. In this essay, I will compare what malaria was like during The Revolutionary War and what it is like now, in the modern age.
The subjects were infected by mosquitoes or by injections of extracts of the mucous glands of mosquitoes. After having contracted malaria, the victims were treated with various drugs to test their relative efficacy. Over one-thousand victims were used in these experiments. Many died and others suffered severe pain and permanent
Malaria occurs when blood parasites of an infected mosquito are transmitted from human to human. According to an article, “A child dies every minute from malaria in Africa where it is estimated that 9 out of 10 malaria deaths occur” (“World Health,” par. 3). Africa has become known for malaria deaths, but also that it kills an African child every minute. With the majority of Africa’s population being children, they become the victims of most diseases because they have the weakest immune systems. Malaria is known as a leading cause of sickness for children.
Danisi believes that Lewis was affected by malaria. Most people living in the Mississippi river valley during the 19th century contracted malaria, which was spread by mosquitoes. Once caught, malaria can appear periodically. The behavior of malaria patients also resembled the behavior of Lewis. In severe cases of malaria, patients experience unbearable pain in certain parts of their body.
K&U5- Diagnosis of malaria Early and accurate detection of malaria is required to make sure that the patient is treated in time and also to prevent further spread of infection within the neighbourhood through local mosquitoes. If diagnosis and treatment is delayed, it may increase the chance of death of the patient, therefore malaria should be treated as a possible medical emergency and health practitioners should know how to diagnose and treat malaria instantly. A health practitioner should know what the signs and symptoms are of a patient infected with malaria.
Cancer was also more likely to be caused which the most common types were thyroid, breast, lungs and salivary glands. Another major problem caused was birth defects such as
In Africa, many farmers rely on the yearly Nile flooding to grow their crops. In most South American countries, many people collect water from the rain or creeks, which is not healthy for them to drink causing illness and death. Diseases that many suffer from include: measles, malaria, and pneumonia. The age group most affected are children up to the age of five.
Once mature the effects and symptoms of malaria is common to that of the flu virus and can resemble other conditions such as gastroenteritis, sepsis and other viral diseases. The symptoms of malaria may include joint pain, headache, vomiting, fever, shivering, jaundice, hemolytic anemia, hemoglobin in urine, retinal damage and convulsions.
Many people know that the Bubonic Plague also known as the Black Death started and ended in Europe from 1347 thru 1351. On the other hand, the Bubonic Plague had brought many breakdowns of feudal societies such as economic collapse and social causes. There are many reasons why the Bubonic Plague spread rapidly among others and animals and could not be easily stopped. The Bubonic plague had spread quickly on the backs of fleas on the rats, the Black death affected major cities like Florence, Italy. The Bubonic plague had ongoing diseases and the Bubonic plague brought about the decline of farms. The Black Death also affected the economic organization of France and England.
Over one million British people died every year during the Victorian Era to one of the many fatal diseases that you could have caught. This topic is about the diseases that many British people caught in the victorian era. Some were fatal some were bearable. Some had cures as others didn’t. It was different back then because they did not have cures to things like the flu, now days we do. There were many of very bad diseases out there and many of them were deadly.
In 1918 an influenza epidemic broke out, and it was no little thing. It was known to kill more people than World War I did. It affected one-fifth of the world, and 28% of Americans. An estimated amount of people that that died from it were about 675,000 people. That’s ten times the number of people that died in World War I! In 1919 the epidemic finally came to an end and all was back to normal, but it took a whole year for it all to fall back into place once again. I did this topic because I know that it’s a common disease, but there are many unknown facts about it. Some of the main topics that I will cover are what it is, how you can obtain it, symptoms, complications that can stem after it, and the preventions.
I have always wanted to pursue a career related to the medical field, and it wasn't until my freshman year of college that I encountered the area of public health. I was immediately drawn to the specific area of epidemiology and infectious diseases. I am now a junior at the University of Texas majoring in Public Health with a concentration in microbiology and infectious diseases. I find epidemiology so enthralling, as it is implements ways in which we can scientifically and statistically describe diseases and the mortality/morbidity as well as predict how and why they spread. More so, I think the infectious disease aspect is interesting as well, because while the United States has shifted from burden of infectious disease to that of chronic