Secondly, another major disease in Victorian Britain was the Bubonic plague, also known as the Black death and Black plague, it was caused by rodents (mostly rats) carried by fleas, the disease once again became popular because no one knew how to cure it. Lastly, the disease known as Chickenpox was popular in
(Conditions in Meatpacking Plants; Web). The workers were a prime source of information for Upton, who questioned them about where they got some of their meat and they said it came from the rejections across the Atlantic in Europe. (Conditions in Meatpacking Plants; Web). The sausage for instance, would be white from the mold that had accumulated from the prolonged exposure on the journey from Europe. The trip would also bring many unwanted pests such as rats.
Ebola Viruses There are many different ways to pass away, some harsher than others. In “The Hot Zone” By Richard Preston, there are a few different viruses explained to be deadly to not only humans, but other species as well. The hot zone is an area on earth that contains lethal, infectious organisms. Marburg virus, Ebola Zaire, and Sudan virus all contribute to making the hot zone so pernicious. One of the viruses mentioned in “The Hot Zone” that significantly contributes to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) is the Marburg virus disease (MARV) is rare but a severe hemorrhagic fever.
Suzan Shown Harjo’s quote is satirical, yet very realistic and full of factual information. Frybread, consisting of non-nutritional items like “white flour, salt, sugar and lard,” can cause deadly long time diseases for Natives. For example, heart disease caused from clogged arteries, diabetes which leads to an array of external and internal issues like cataracts and dialysis. These diseases not only shorten individuals’ lives, but also cause devastating effects on the person and their families. Harjo willingly blasted outlandish accusations made by Natives on frybread being an “Indian” food; it is a cardio infarction waiting to happen.
Rats acted as vectors as they carried the infected fleas into the cities. One factor that influenced the spread was that in 1350 hygiene was inadequate and often food and faeces were left in the streets this meant that the cities ect was teeming with rats as they had an appropriate food source and habitat. Humans lived alone side rats but since the rats carried the fleas the fleas would bite the people who lived there thus infecting them. The next factor is that the rats began to die of the plague so household pets or other animals started feeding on them thus becoming infected. Since pets were becoming more common they had access to the household.
Shingles also has other names such as Zoster, Herpes zoster, or Zona. It is a viral infection that causes a skin rash to the injured person. It is the same virus that infects person and causes him to chickenpox disease. There are some ways to treat people with Shingles disease, which has many symptoms that can evolve and become more dangerous if
Overview Shingles is a painful rash that develops on a side of the face or body, it will form blisters that will scab over in around 7 to 10 days. Shingles or Herpes Zoster, its more scientific name, is common virus and it is caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chicken pox. After a the chicken pox virus has been resolved it enter a dormant state in certain nerve cells of the body although for reasons not entirely clear the virus can awaken years later and will travel down the nerve path and cause shingles, the location of the rash depends on where the virus was dormant. Transmission Shingles is the reactivation of the chicken pox virus; so many North Americans already have the virus inside of them. If a person has not had chicken pox they are susceptible to the virus although as they get older the chances of getting do decrease.
These bullets were mostly used because of its large impact on the soldiers and also made the rifles have better accuracy. “Abdominal or head wounds were almost always fatal, In addition, bullets carried dirt and germs into the wound that often caused infection.” The wounds from these minnie balls were so horrifying that most soldiers who survived the the impact, would have to get a limb amputated. There were over 30,000 amputation procedures done during the Civil War and depending on where you received the surgery is what your death rate was. “Hip amputations… had mortality rates of around 83%. An upper arm amputation… had a mortality rate of about 24%.” Not only did soldiers have to endure the war, once they came home their partners would notice that things were different with
Plague infects both people and rodents. The transmission of the disease can infect the population faster via rodents. Fleas feeding on infected rodents can transmit the disease to people as well. Once infected, people can infect others by coughing, sneezing, or close talking. The origin of “The Black Death” dates to an outbreak in China during the 1330s.
Rats that lived on the ships spread the Plague to Britain in 1348. After it had been in Britain, traders carried it along the Silk Road. Furthermore, people in these years lived with little hygiene and in unsanitary communities, so the disease spread easily. Next, the symptoms of this disease can be as mild as sweating, or as extreme as growing large, black patches all over the body. The main way a person would become sick is if a rodent with the Plague bit them.
Yerisinia Pestis, (commonly referred to as the “Black Plague”) is a virus that spreads through contact. The victims of the virus first would notice swelling under the armpits or in the groin, these sores can become as large as an apple or an egg. The sores begin to spread around the body and then change into a black or red colour. After a few days the host would develop a rash and pain all over the body. The victim would also develop a fever and become lethargic, however, they would find it almost impossible to sleep due to increasing pain.
Skin is the biggest organ in human body and can be affected by many disease processes. One of them is shingles, a very contagious disease that is caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV). Shingles is caused by reactivation of a previous infection with this virus that results in a very painful localized skin rash usually with blisters (fluid-filled sacs) on top of reddish skin. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays dormant (inactive) in the body and reactivates years later, causing shingles (Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2015). Before rash appears, the patent experiences tingling, numbness, and itching on affected site.
There are multiple different means of spreading the plague. One of the main contagions for the plague is bacteria. The deadly plague, or Yersinia Pestis, evolved from a ground dwelling bacteria (Dobson 8). This bacterium thrives in filthy areas, like rat dwellings (Dobson 10). While living in these rat dens the bacteria had to find a place to thrive more, and that was inside the rats, which then where
Some problems on the ship, though, were the rats. Rats, like all other mammals are prone to fleas, and the fleas at the time carried the plague. With the rats infesting the ships that now were able to sail year round, the rats and the fleas they carried could easily spread across most all of Europe. The cause and source of the bubonic plague were fleas. Fleas were the
Since Lyme disease can resemble many other diseases such as; multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, as well as psychiatric illnesses, it is often misdiagnosed. Most people get infected from a bite of an immature tick, which are close to the size of the head of the pin, making the bite painless and hard to detect at the time of the bite. The transmission of Lyme is more likely the longer the tick is attached. Ticks may stay attached for days if undisturbed, making it more likely to get the