Strains of smallpox should be eliminated and here is why. The resurgence of infectious diseases has been a huge problem in the 21st century. Imagine what the world would look like with the return of one of the globes most brutal disease; A disease like smallpox that could spread so easily through the air. Smallpox had both a high prevalence and incidence rate in the United States and many other parts of the world. Quantitative data and statistics display that about 30 percent of people with smallpox died from the disease and many others developed other problems.
Summary The global influenza virus is a challenging wicked problem that has been wiping out millions of people for over a hundred years. The virus adapts and mutates the strains, making the flu problematical to eradicate with our current methods. The Wicked Issue The problem with Influenza started in 1918 when the Spanish flu broke out causing the first flu pandemic the world had ever faced. The BC Medical journal called the epidemic, “The greatest medical holocaust in history” (Skowronski and Kendall). Little did they know back in 1918 that the virus was only going to adapt and create different strains.
That’s why the flu vaccination is such an important biological discovery and has had a positive social and economic impact on America. The flu was first discovered in 1918, when 20-40 million Americans died from it. This event was named the “Influenza Pandemic” and it affected millions
Vaccines and Autism Sophia Maureen Torres Tria Bataan Peninsula State University Abstract One of the hottest issue about Vaccines and Autism is very wild and violent, based on my research. My research says that the thimerosal, the power of preserving used in vaccines is toxic to our nervous system. Thimerosal is one of the most widely used preservatives. Now the Vaccines in the U.S is no longer Thimerosal. It is used for over 70 years.
Instead of facing the probable and deadly consequences of catching any given disease, parents who are aware that vaccines do prevent potentially fatal outcomes avoid having their child be one the poor children who fall ill because their negligence parents fail to recognize the benefits of vaccinations. Unless this message gets spread widely and well, countless doctors and parents are going to find themselves in emergency rooms, watching children suffer from the devastating effects of measles, whooping cough or some other readily preventable infectious
“A forgotten plague: dysentery in Sweden, 1750-1900” by Helene Castenbrandt describes how dysentery was forgotten even though it spread throughout a region and caused the population to decrease at huge amounts. Dysentery was a plague that was caused by a bacterium from human feces being spread in food and water. The person with this bacterium would then have symptoms like mild diarrhea, severe abdominal pain and fever followed by death. Dysentery would kill the person slowly this would cause the doctors to not take much look into it and it ended up being overshadowed by another plague called cholera. This plague was also hard to determine the way it would spread throughout the region which caused doctors to question how the victims were connected.
When the soldiers returned back home after fighting the war in Europe, they brought the Spanish Flu with them (Bailey, Dickin). The Spanish Flu was a deadly disease which was a cause of great tension in Canada , as it killed 21 million people, 50 000 of which were Canadian (Bailey, Dickin). In the same way, this violent strain of flu wiped out whole villages’ altogether as well as forced more people to wear masks out of fear of contamination (Bailey, Dickin). Consequently, the spreading of the Spanish Flu led to uneasiness in
It was rejected by many landholders around Myrtleford. Dredging continued for short distances in the rivers and creeks in and near the town. As dredging was no longer possible at Myrtleford because of the 1917 flood and landholder opposition dredging concluded in
Firstly, surgeons did not wear clean aprons when operating; they wore street clothes (Nastasi). When the surgeons did wear aprons, they were not regularly cleaned, and became literally caked in blood. In fact, it was believed that the more blood stains you had on your apron, the more seniority you had as a surgeon because it meant you have performed more operations (Nastasi). They were almost like “badges of honor” (Zhang). In addition, no one ever sterilized the operating theatre or cleaned the instruments, so bacteria and blood would be left behind and could cause infections (Nastasi).
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. However the vaccination does comes with a few dangerous side effects making this infection something no one wants to have. In addition Smallpox can spread very easily making people more vulnerable to it.
He also ordered that sick people be quarantined, because that had stopped the spread of sickness in the past. However, these precautions did not stop the spread of disease. During this epidemic, doctors diagnosed more than 9,000 cases with more than 2,400 deaths. This dreadful disease was known as poliomyelitis and was very prevalent in America during the 19th and early 20th century. Continuous epidemics in the United States, such as the one in New York City, left many people desperate for the answers on how this disease was spread and how to control it.
Let’s look at what happen post 9/11. After it’s devastation, the Department of Homeland Security was created to assist in fighting the “war” against terrorism. The DHS implemented many “strategies” to help fight this war, including increasing airport security. American parents protested that TSA agents were groping their kids, and “(Janet) Napolitano (former DHS Secretary) defiantly retorted that if people did not want their children groped, they should yield and use the unpopular full-body machines – the machines being sold by her predecessor, (Michael) Chertoff” (Turley, 3). These full body scanners, which Chertoff had a hand in getting into the airports, were “heavily criticized (and little tested)”, and were sold by a company which was a client of Chertoff’s consulting agency (Turley, 3).
According to Savali, the community found a source of water (a well) but soon after find that the well ran dry and some say that it is too contaminated to drink from. The well was deemed too contaminated to drink back to the early 1980’s. Officials say, “that a bacterium that stems from hogs and livestock”, is the reason why the communities water is contaminated (Savali 2016). This left the community devastated because they are not able to access any usable water. In efforts to try and save the people from being forced out, with the help of people from all around Dallas, the community has a plan to clean up Sand Branch and give them a source of running water but in their attempts the city keeps postponing it.