Spanish Flu Jaden Morrow I am going to be talking about the Spanish Flu in 1918. One of the questions I was asked to answer was how did the Spanish Flu enter the United States. The Spanish Flu originally came from Spanish and when they traveled over to America it spread to the Native Americans. Once it reached them everyone started getting it and a bunch of people died and they didn’t really know why.
The Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) is the causative agent of 2009 is the epidemiological outbreaks to be examined. The causative agent was the new H1N1 virus. On April 15, 2009, the H1N1 virus was first identified in a 10 year old in California and a second child, 8 years old, was confirmed two days later living 130 miles away from the first identified source. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) tested both viruses obtained from the children infected and concluded the viruses were “similar and different from viruses seen in humans and animals”. Unknown at this time whether the spread of the H1N1 was by human to human contact or from animal to human contact.
Introduction An event history may be defined as a long time record of the mastery of the incidence of different types of events. A good example include hire histories that usually comprise periods of different changes in work status, and corporation accounts that normally contain the commencement and final periods of co-residential relations. In a study of occupation histories, concern measures may be the completion of work or joblessness period. Whereas during analysis partnership histories may study the beginning of marriage and marital termination.
The North American Smallpox Epidemic (1775-82) A report on the nature of losses and the complex set of factors that caused the disaster, based on our understanding of the concepts of risk and vulnerability. Historical perspectives and introduction The smallpox epidemic that devastated North America from 1775-82 is one of the worst cases of disease outbreaks that the world has ever experienced. It coincided with the American Revolutionary war and hugely aggravated the effects of this contagious disease.
The influenza pandemic was devastating among those infected and was responsible for the death of 675,000 Americans and 50 million people all over the world in 1918. As a result of this devastation, vaccines were formulated to prevent future outbreak of deadly and viral diseases, some becoming required by law. However, today many people have decided to boycott any form of vaccination whether it be for their children, or even their pets, due to the modern theory that they may weaken new immune systems. History has proven over time that vaccinations are absolutely effective in preventing dangerous strains of illnesses while saving countless lives since their creation and should be given to all children and at-risk adults.
When the Spanish Flu appeared in Chicago, peaking at 2000 deaths a day, health commissioner John Dill Robertson decided to make some drastic decisions. First, all large gatherings were banned, sporting events; political meetings and banquets were all cancelled. Schools were shut down and parks were closed. Theaters and cabarets were closed as well. Weddings were postponed and funerals were cancelled.
In a passage from The Great Influenza, author John M. Barry writes about what it is like to be a scientist. He describes scientists as pioneers and uses that to get across his idea. The author states that being a scientist is brave and uses metaphor, the motif of an explorer, and logos to prove his point. In the start of the passage, the author makes the point that to be a scientist is to be uncertain.
Addition Sequence B(ml) S(ml) T(ml) Working reagent Distilled water Uric acid Standard (S) Sample 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.02 -- -- -- 0.02 -- -- -- 0.02 Mix well and incubate at 37oC for 5 min. or at R.T. (25oC) for 15 min. Measure the absorbance of the standard (Abs.S), and Test Sample (Abs.T) against the Blank, within 30 min.
The Black Plague is known to be one of the most deadly pandemics in history, estimated to have killed 30-60% of Europe’s population in the series of outbreaks between the 14th and 18th centuries. The devastation of the plague was made much worse by the incomprehension of those affected by it. Y. Pestis, the bacteria which causes plague, was spread by infected hosts, including rats and fleas. However, the sparse knowledge of science and medicine led Europeans to blame other sources for the debilitating disease. Some believed the plague was the wrath of God, punishing the guilty for their sins.