“Plague in Central America,” by Arana Xajila, in the years of 1519-1560 talks about a deadly plague that derives from Europe to Mesoamerica (Central America) and spreads throughout Central America. This plague had spread to the people of Central America when their tribe, Cakchiquels, were fighting against the Spaniards. The Spaniards that were fighting in the tribe had passed on this deadly plague to the Cakchiquels tribe who then passed it on to others in Central America. This plague can be known as the influenza (flu). This deadly virus was spreading rapidly and soon everyone in Central America were affected. This deadly disease that spread from Europe to Central America had caused people much suffering and ultimately was the cause of their
The year of 1692, accused witches were being hung left and right. About 134 people were accused of being a witch or wizard, these hangings mainly occurred in Salem, Massachusetts. What caused the exaggerated behavior of 1692? The Salem witch trial hysteria of 1692 could have been caused by the puritans religion, acting or lying, and ergot poisoning.
The Dust Bowl swept across the southern Plains in the 1930s. During the Dust Bowl there were severe dust storms and it was a drought. During the 1930s the great depression was going on.The Dust Bowl made the depression be felt even more. Life on the Plains (Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico) changed very much. Many farmers had to find new jobs and some even lost homes because the shortage on crops to sell. From 1931 to 1939 the Dust Bowl went on. Finally, in 1939 rain came down and ended the Dust Bowl.
Oh my God! You won’t believe what happened in Salem, MA in 1692. Yeah I know it’s so many years back, but I bet you didn’t know what happened in Salem, MA. in 1692 and 1693, more than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft- the Devil’s magic- and 20 were executed. That is so many people right? I don’t think the strict rules caused the accusations of witchcraft because it doesn’t really have to do with strict rules. I believe the disease led to the witchcraft accusations because if it wasn’t for the disease that the girl had then it wouldn’t had caused all this.
Syphilis is an acute disease that was not perfectly understood until scientists start to do clinical researches over patients having the disease and the bacteria themselves. Experiments were done on syphilis to understand how it proceeds, and how it can be cured. After the discovery of this affliction, doctors tried very hard to understand the disease, so they did various experiments. some of them were legal while others were illegal. In 1932, The Tuskegee syphilis experiment was done on black people in Alabama by U.S public health service. The purpose of that experiment was to understand the progression of syphilis over human body. However, the experiment involved six hundred black men, this disease infected 301 of them and
The Army went to great lengths to safeguard the health of its prisoners as mandated in the Geneva Convention. Of immediate concern was preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Shortly after arriving at his first POW camp in America, each prisoner received a complete physical exam. It included vaccinations against smallpox, typhoid, paratyphoid, and tetanus. At least once a month thereafter, Army medical corps officers inspected the prisoners for communicable diseases and vermin infestation.67
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
respiratory difficulties. It is a non-contagious infection. Valley Fever lives in soil, it can be spread into the air, most commonly found in people who are surrounded in construction or farming. It is found in part of the United States, California, Mexico and dry areas of the South and Central America. It is defined into two parts, parasitic life cycle when pre-existing fungal enlarge and transform into a sphere, then begin developing into endospores, and saprobic life cycle produces fungal infections, found in the environment. When a person has been exposed to fungal spores through breathing or dust storms the symptoms may appear within 1-3 weeks. Women who are
Martha Ann Lillard woke up one morning in 1953 while she was in kindergarten and she had a sore throat that became something much worse; polio. Martha Ann Lillard was diagnosed with polio at age 5 and was paralyzed from the disease. Polio made her have to stay in her house for about 60 years. The reason that she had to stay home was because she had to stay in an 800 pound iron lung which helped her breathe because her respiratory system was paralyzed. The iron lung also known as a respirator helped a person with polio breathe by increasing and decreasing air pressure to expand and contract their lungs. Martha Ann Lillard went into the iron lung when she was 5 and she came out when she was 65. The big question on all of this is how it came
Thousands of dogs are infected annually with dangerous tick-transmitted diseases. Ticks are parasites that attach themselves to dogs, feed on blood and transmit diseases directly into the dog's system. There are several tick borne diseases, major ones consist of: Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Canine Ehrlichiosis. The key to curing tick-borne disease is early diagnosis and treatment. Several broad-spectrum antibiotics to treat tick-borne disease are generally effective, especially in the early stages of the disease. Since antibiotics don't differentiate "Good" from "Bad" bacteria,
Anaplasmosis is a disease caused by a bacteria called Anaplasma phagocytophilum. It is transferred to humans by the bite of an infected tick. This pathogen can be deadly if it is not treated. It was first discovered in 1933 by Sir Arnold Theiler and first recognized in patients from Minnesota and western Wisconsin. At the time the disease was known as human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE). In 2003, it was later renamed to anaplasmosis. In recent years there has been no major outbreaks.
Karen is a 17 year old athlete who has been suffering from chronic fatigue, and sore throat. I believe based on Karen’s fatigue and sore throat that she has mononucleosis. Karen has been in high contact situations due to participating in games and going out with her boyfriend; due to this hectic lifestyle her immune system may have been more susceptible to viruses. Upon going to the hospital Karen’s doctor confirmed my suspicions as the physician found that she tonsillitis, swollen lymph nodes, enlarged spleen.