Herpes, or Herpes Simplex is a viral infectious disease that results in very dangerous and ridiculous skin infections. The cause of Herpes is the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and the infections are categorized on the basis of the body part infected by them. Herpes is of two basic types, namely Oral Herpes and Genital Herpes. Oral Herpes is the condition when the infection, in the form of blisters is over the face, inside the mouth, and over the scalp, while in case of Genital Herpes infections are over the genitals as well as on the buttocks. Herpes Simplex Virus is broadly divided into two types, namely Herpes Simplex Virus type-1 and Herpes Simplex Virus type-2 (more commonly referred to as HSV-1 and HSV-2). HSV-1 is responsible for most of
Smallpox is a contagious disease caused by the variola virus. The variola virus is the causative agent of smallpox. It can infect humans due to its ability to bypass the human’s immune responses and complement activation. Smallpox gets its name from pus-filled blisters that form during the illness. It was one of the world’s most devastating diseases known to humanity. Smallpox was responsible for an estimated 300-500 million deaths during the 20th century.
Herpes Zoster(shingles) also known as the reactivation of the Varicella-Zoster virus. Varicella-Zoster virus is another word for the chickenpox. Chickenpox is mainly describe as a childhood infectious disease. If you have developed chickenpox there is a chance you can develop Herpes Zoster. This disease is often presented in elderly because there cellular Immunity is reduced. There are many important facts associated with the Herpes Zoster virus which is causation, signs & symptoms, Treatments available, organ system involved and other important historical facts associated with this disease. In the United States there are about 1 out 3 people who develop shingles and there is about 1 million cases involving shingles every year.
Shingles What are shingles you might ask? Shingle are a reactivation of the chickenpox virus in the body, causing a painful rash. Herpes zoster is another name for the virus. Shingles was thought to be a fairly painless and harmless virus until the 1950s, when the medical community first recognized the severity of the symptoms of shingles.
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
Smallpox was the most serious poxvirus disease in humans, caused by Variola virus (VARV). It was spread by inhalational exposure of oral, nasal or pharyngeal droplets that contained the virus and initially caused influenza like symptoms such as fever of at least 38.3°C, muscle pain, malaise, headache and prostration. After 10-14 days incubation the classic poxvirus rash would appear on the face, all four limbs, mucous membranes of the mouth, tongue, palate and throat. When visible lesions first observed, temperature falls to near normal, and the lesions rapidly enlarged and ruptured, developing from macules to papules and eventually pustules that dried up and crusted over by 14 to 16 days if the patient survived. By day 16-20, scabs would form
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.
Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by the Variola major virus, though a much milder form of the disease was also caused by the Variola minor virus. The disease spreads when healthy individuals inhale droplets of saliva from infected
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.
We are writing to inform you about a possible spread of Herpes simplex. We are reaching out the parents due to a few students outbreaks. Herpes simplex can attack both children and parents so if signs are present be careful as it is very contagious. Herpes complex is known as Herpes liabalis, otherwise known as fever blisters or cold sores. Signs of this illness are visible vesicles either in the lips or adjacent skin.
These enterovirus are present in many things such as mucus, feces and saliva and are transmitted through direct contact with someone or something that is infected. The virus then enters the mouth and travels to the brain so that it can multiply there. Encephalitis can also caused by the same infections, but more than half of the cases remain undiagnosed. Most cases of encephalitis are caused by enteroviruses, herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, West Nile virus or rabies. Herpes simplex encephalitis can affect anyone at any age but is usually seen with people under the age of twenty or people over the age of forty.
This is an extremely painful disease that can be described as a severe version of chickenpox and has a high mortality rate in adults. It should also be noted that there has been a “28.5% increase in shingles between 2000 and 2001 in people 20-69 years old,” . These are people that would not have had access to the chickenpox vaccine, which was only beginning to become widespread around 1995 when a 20 year old (in 2012) would have been around 3 or 4. They would have most likely caught the chickenpox virus already. This shows that before the
In the television series, Z Nation, Season 1: Episode 1 “Puppies and Kittens” beginnings with a flashback of the pre-apocalyptic world. During the pre-apocalypses, there is a zombie (Z) virus called ZN1 that affected the President of the United States in which he was killed by military personnel. Following the president’s death, the world begins to turn for the worst as the ZN1 virus spreads like wild fire across the world. There are flashes of the news being broadcasted on the world slowly ending as the zombies begin to takeover and the government starts to slowly lose its power. After the news is broadcasted, two military personnel are shown to be guarding a hospital that is testing people for a vaccine for the ZN1 virus.