On Friday, September 9th, Officials in Miami gave the go-ahead to begin aerial spraying the insecticide Naled to interrupt the transmission of the Zika virus being spread by mosquitos. The number of people infected through local transmission in Miami has risen to 15 as of Monday, September 5th. The number of Zika cases nation wide has been confirmed by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to be a staggering 1,658 cases. All but one of these cases has been contracted through travel to Zika-infected areas. Over 400 of these confirmed cases involve pregnant women, seventeen of who have given birth to babies with birth defects and five of which have resulted in lost pregnancies.
Lyme disease Lyme disease is an infection transmitted by deer ticks and black-legged ticks. Individuals usually come in contact with this disease is in wooded or grassy areas that is very prominent in the united states and 60 other countries. It is estimated that in the united states there are more than 300,000 cases per year, but Lyme disease is a very hard infection to diagnose some cases are not accounted for. The symptoms of Lyme disease mimic many other diseases and that is why it can be misdiagnosed most of the time for fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s, ALS, alzheimers, or multiple sclerosis. Lyme disease can affect people of all ages but it is most common in people who spend extended periods of time outside or are in
Malaria is not much of an issue in the developed world, but it is still wreaking havoc in parts of Africa. The disease claims a few hundred thousand people a year, and most of the deaths are from this continent. Modern medical science is good at diagnosing the disease. However, it still involves drawing blood, and trained personnel using chemical reagents to get an accurate diagnosis. A new device has been invented that may make diagnosing malaria a much simpler affair, and it will also take a tiny fraction of the current 15 to 20 minutes.
(Walker, 1996) These mechanisms play a more important role than antibodies which explains why vaccines are not effective for RSMF. (Walker, 1996) Pathophysiology of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (Rickettsia rickettsii) The primary vector for Rickettsia rickettsii, ticks, become infected through feeding on the blood of infected animals either by transovarial passage or fertilization. (Cunha, MD, 2014)
Home Care Service and Shingles According to MedicineNet, shingles is a painful skin condition caused by the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes initially causes chickenpox. Those who are older, especially those with compromised immune systems, are most at risk of shingles. It is estimated that nearly half of seniors will face shingles by the time they reach 80 years of age.
The only cause that is most likely to be responsible for Castleman’s disease is HIV/AIDS. With AIDS the outcome becomes worsened. Patients with POEMS syndrome and multicentric Castleman’s disease have bone lesions seem to do better. Castleman’s disease is just as common as
In the healthcare industry, scientist, researchers, and physicians frequently come up with ideas and suggest to better the quality of healthcare. One issue about hospital stays is the acquired infection that patient may receive during their stay in the hospital. Some may be minor such a an urinary tract infection or something that can be potentially fatal as Clostridium difficile. A potential technology that can be expanded throughout health care if the use of UV light to disinfect patients rooms. A study has took place in a few hospitals where the infection rate has decreased by over 50%.
Scabies Scabies are a contagious skin disease caused by a tiny insect measuring 0.3 mm long. The tiny insect is referred yo as the “itch mite” or “Sarcoptes scabiei”. If a person comes in contact with a female mite, the mite will burrow under the skin and lay eggs along the line of its burrow. People all over the world can and have been affected by scabies for as long as 2,500 years.
In Africa, 250 individuals out of 500 are affected results of unsafe blood transfusions. Another reason for these diseases to spread throughout is because of the low and middle- income countries who cannot afford the materials for blood testing before the donation
This health fair shows the limited contact many of the participants have with the health care system, because majority lack health insurance, and find medical costs unaffordable. Despite the expansion to healthcare through the Affordable Care Act, participants in this study were mostly uninsured, drastically reducing their access to quality health care. Similar to other immigrant groups, barriers that may be responsible for the high rates of uninsured African immigrants include language barriers and health literacy. Some of the participants speak English as a second language; this does not only affect their ability to communicate but also affects their ability to comprehend health or insurance information.(31) Another potential obstacle is that the data on the number of the currently uninsured African immigrants who know about their coverage options is lacking, as earlier mentioned this group is likely categorized as Black or African American.
However, hospitals have changed the approach to pain management but still haven 't made a change. More hospitals still provide opioids to patients with the dependence on the drug. Overall, the opioid addiction represents a serious issue in American society. The best solution in decreasing the number of overdoses is the low dosages of opioids provided by hospitals and doctors.
After 10 to 12 days, the slaves friends have the infection, and after that their friends were infected. That is how the infection spread. Most of the infections came from animals, which again relates to geography. The animals that spread from the Fertile Crescent spread disease to them first. Many people died, but they were also the first to receive the genetically built in vaccines so they were not as susceptible to diseases.
Approximately ten percent of the victims for Powassan disease eventually die. Because there are more dangerous diseases that are spread by ticks, we should be more intentional about preventing tick bites. This can be applied very practically by using insect repellant, avoiding overgrown areas, wearing light colored clothing, dressing with long-sleeved shirts and long pants outdoors, and checking for ticks after going outside. By following these steps, we can do our part to stop Lyme
Jesse Woodson James was born in Clay county, Missouri, near the present day town of Kearny on september 5, 1847. The particular area that Jesse was born in happened to be settled by many people that were originally from the upper south, such as the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. This helped the plot of territory earn its nickname “Little Dixie”. Jesse was born into a family of two other full siblings, his eldest brother, Alexander Franklin James, and a younger sister, Susan Lavenia James. His father, Robert S. James, was a commercial hemp farmer, and baptist pastor who originally lived in Kentucky before coming to Missouri.