An Outbreak at the Michigan State University is my next medical investigation. I was called to the campus to investigate the outbreak and all of its victims. There are 9 patients they are suspected to be victims of the outbreak. Sue, Jill, Marco, Maria, Maggie, Alvin, Arnie, Anthony, and Wanda. The patients came into the campus infirmary worried about their symptoms. Each patient has agreed to testing except for Arnie. The patients have similar symptoms but the symptoms were presented in a different way. I thus had to investigate, diagnose, treat, and produce a prevention plan on how to attack this outbreak that is affecting the campus environment. Our first patient is Sue. She is an 18 year old biology major. She just recently moved into a dorm at Michigan state with her roommate Jill. Sue is a committed student athlete. Although lately …show more content…
He is a busy reporter for the school newspaper and spends most of his time running around campus covering multiple games at a time. Anthony came into the infirmary with a dry cough, muscle aches, congested sinuses, and a temperature of 100 degrees fahrenheit. Anthony has also been feeling more tired than normal and has a lack of energy. His friend Maria gave him some over the counter cold and flu medicine, but it seemed to have no effect except for it relieved some of his sinus congestion. After running an ELISA on the patient to test for meningitis since it seemed to be common, the results came back negative and we were able to rule out Meningitis. So we ran a BLAST on Anthony’s blood to identify the DNA sequence for the bacteria and diagnose him. The BLAST identified the bacteria that he has to be Influenza B Virus, also known as the flu. To treat the flu, acetaminophen was given to decrease the fever and help with the muscle aches, as well as antiviral medications to fight the virus. Getting lots of rest and drinking lots of fluids will also help his body fight off the virus even
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A little bit later the Dr. that they called in said that he has a theory that it could be yellow fever it’s a disease that could kill you. They don’t know if it’s that or not so they are not going to tell anyone till they know what it is because they don’t want to put panice to the city if it’s
Almost instantly it seems that he goes from wanting to be a pilot in the military to being completely reliant on other people to care for him while in a nursing home. At the time, doctors and researchers were baffled by the boy’s symptoms because, after performing many routine tests, nothing was out of normal. The doctors knew that the illness the boy was battling was nothing like they had seen before, but they suspected he had Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. However, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease was only thought to be “an illness of people in their sixties” (12). Next, the author explains how Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease was found, and he also goes on to tell that the 19 year old boy’s illness has many differences when compared to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
3. Scientists believed the newly infected individuals produced quality specimen and it was impossible to detect the microbe once the infected individual started to recover. Scientists wanted to compare patients blood antibody test from early in their illness to the end of their illness in which they found that
The devastating epidemic took a great toll on America, so great that it took most of America and turned it into what is known as Panem. When Panem was still being made there were 13 industrious districts. In these districts people were forced to work like slaves by Peacekeepers that had great authority and if anyone infuriated a peacekeeper they would punish you with great precision. Sometimes the punishment is wipping or eviction from your home. Sometimes an agent can acknowledge you by giving you food wich can be scarce in district 12.
Meanwhile the affected men were made to believe that they were receiving treatment but they weren’t receiving anything at all. The goal of the U.S Public Health Services was to study this disease in order to see how it reacts in the black
Perhaps he himself contracted the virus, but chances are that other people who came to get shots before him could also potentially harbor the virus, and therefore, transmitted the disease to him through blood contact from the used needles. This can be a possibility because the author wrote “The nuns and staff occasionally rinsed the needles in a pan of warm
“Hi, my two-year-old daughter is not feeling well and she-” “Sounds like she has the stomach flu” the 24-hour nurse sharply responded around 9:00 in the evening. “Well, okay.” the mother responded unsurely as she stared in astonishment at the squeamish, crying little girl in front of her and hangs up the phone. By 4:00 in the morning, the little girl is rested upon the lap of her mother in the Emergency Room waiting area.
In the case of a false positive, individuals will get a scare and once individuals get tested, the information derived would be valuable as the positive predictive value helps individuals to find out the probability of the population of the population of interest that gets the disease. This will help medical personnel stop the disease in its tracks. Therefore, point of care testing was developed to allow for more accurate testing of persons: “Point of care testing allows patient diagnoses in the physician’s office, the hospital or the home and the results are timely and allow rapid treatment of the patient” (NIH, 2013). It will encourage patients to get tested and prevent any fear associated with getting tested due to the stigmas associated with attaining the infection and the history of false positives noted in the
Jacob Johnson and Jude Theibert Mrs. Beckett ELA 7 1 February 2023 Yellow Fever Informational Essay (Hook) In the recent ebola outbreak of 2019, nearly 29 thousand people died. Similar to how ebola affected many people in a bad way, a disease that once. The ebola virus created fevers, severe headaches and muscle and joint pain, Gastrointestinal symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting, and loss of appetite.
A plague is devastating America and has run rampant for several years. Modern health care has been struggling against this plague that strikes across all social, racial, political and geographic boundaries. A plague that the American public is well aware of and one that is still pervasive and life threatening. A plague that strikes everyone, but that starts with our children. This is the plague of obesity and its effect on the American people and the health-care community is frightening.
It was always looked at as an exciting thing, but we never thought that we’d have to be careful of deadly diseases. Why do we have to be careful of this on a college campus? Let me tell you why. (Credibility): I have done hours of research and I have found many credible sources. (Preview of Main Points)First, I’ll briefly discuss the nine symptoms that you should be aware of, in case you have Meningococcal Meningitis and second, the treatment options available.. Transition: (Walk towards left speaker’s triangle)
Today as I was scanning the World Health Organization 's website page Disease Outbreak News, I came across a new case of a disease called yellow fever that occurred in Kenya. From what I know about yellow fever is that it is a zoonotic disease transmitted by mosquitoes. The jist of it is the fact that it originates in animals and that is can be transmitted to humans through mosquito bites. Interested in the topic I decided to pursue it further and check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website about yellow fever. Interestingly enough, yellow fever can be completely prevented.
He said he looked up on WebMD and has been using cool baths and calamine lotion, which he does think is helpful. He has not had any fevers, chills, or body aches. No nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea and he is otherwise feeling well. The patient was last seen in the office in July 2013 by my colleague, when he was ill.