Abdominal CT scan was performed but revealed nothing except cholelithiasis. A descion of removing the previously inserted plastic stent in CBD was made. The patient underwent ERCP under general anesthesia to remove the stent. The fever started to decline 24 hours after ERCP and was completely gone after 48 hours. The patient was kept on antibiotics for 4 more days and was discharged with instructions of eating only boiled food and weekly
A Smithsonian researcher led a team that discovered 18 new species of spiders in Madagascar that looked like pelicans. The spider is formally known as Archaeids which has an extended, arching carapace and two extra-long mouthparts, the chelicerate, which creates an illusion of a neck and a beak that gives the arachnid a pelican appearance. National Geographic described the spider as quiet as an owl, quick as a cobra, small as a grain of rice, and is more like a venomous pike when it strikes its prey. The Smithsonian noted that the purpose of the unusual appearance of the Archaeids is to make it prey hunting easier. The pelican spider eats only spiders, not other insects.
The mean home range of three female and three male was 0.024 ha (0.0024 to 0.0525 ha) and the mean distance between roosts points was 33.70 m (10 m to 66 m).The day-to-day movements that was recorded as 65 m. rats caught adjacent to shacks or pits have little shifts in contrast to those taken from periphery of farm. Alexander Ken, 2012 demonstrated that genus Rattus is a serious damage causing pest in Philippines. Loss to rice, corn, coconuts, sweet potatoes, bananas, sugar cane, peanuts, and watermelons is widespread. The damage by rats cannot easily estimate so to assess the loss ,crops yield with and without rats has been studied for better consequences .Biologists has assessed the pre-reap cost of rice was $8,000,000 Different control methods has been used as crop rotation and crop scheduling and chemical control as rodenticide and fumigants were
75 Blue indicates areas of high risk. Cat-Scratch Disease BACKGROUND Cat-scratch disease (CSD), caused by the gram-negative coccobacillus Bartonella henselae, is a zoonosis that usually manifests in children as subacute regional lymphadenitis. Cats are the natural reservoir for B henselae and in developing countries up to 70% of urban domestic cats and 90% of stray cats carry the organism. The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, transmits B henselae between cats. The distribution of CSD is worldwide and human disease occurs more frequently in fall and winter months.
He found chagas disease at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro. He discovered chagas disease first by finding trypanosomes in a Brazilian monkey. That led to the discovery of the possibly fatal protozoan parasite Trypanosoma Cruzi. This disease is primarily found in the Americas, focused in the rural or Latin Americas where poverty is wide spread. I first realized I had chagas disease after a few weeks of being a host to this parasite.
In The American Plague, the disease originated in Africa, and they sent scientist to Cuba where the disease is often found. The American Plague, otherwise known as Yellow Fever, struck Memphis hard in 1878. Rich or poor, mothers or children, Yellow Fever showed no discrimination. It struck like a ghost in the night, unseen and unnoticed till the symptoms arrived. The virus in Contagion was similar to Yellow Fever; it caused mass destruction and panic.
Once feeding begins ticks release saliva that literally glues the tick in place so it cannot be removed easily. Once feeding is finished, which can be up to a week, the engorged tick drops off the host, lays eggs, and dies. Depending on the species a single female tick can lay up to 6500 eggs. Ticks are often associated with disease, and rightfully so. Ticks are carriers of two major diseases Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
According to the CDC, “approximately half of the babies less than one year old who get pertussis need treatment in the hospital” (Fast Facts). The pertussis vaccine, discovered in 1906 was developed by Bordet and Gengou. It is a common virus that is more well known for affecting babies. The virus also known as “Whooping Cough” for the sound the host makes while trying to catch their breath. A single person with, “pertussis can infect up to 12 to 15 other people” (Pertussis F.A.Q).
Zika is a virus that a person can catch if bitten by an infected mosquito. First seen in Africa about 70 years ago, the virus recently has spread throughout the world, particularly in tropical areas where certain types of mosquitoes live. The main problem with Zika is its effect on unborn babies. In pregnant women, the virus can cause miscarriage, stillborn babies, or babies with birth defects. One serious birth defect caused by Zika is microcephaly.
(C) APPROACH We propose to test the hypothesis that papillomavirus infection and persistence are influenced by local host defense factors. MmuPV1 persistent infection at mucosal sites in outbred and inbred nude mice can be tracked (15-17) in addition to skin sites (35)(Preliminary data). Interestingly, not all sites showed the same level of susceptibility to MmuPV1 infection. For example, the back skin has been the least susceptible site when compared with other skin sites such as the tail and the muzzle. The vaginal tract is the most susceptible site when compared with the other mucosal sites such as oral and anal sites (16, 17, 34, 36).
There have been cases where bats have been treated for White Nose Syndrome and released back into the wild successfully. The treatment involves using a type of microscopic bacteria. The bacteria slows the growth of fungus. It was discovered by Chris Cornelius, who is a microbiologist at Georgia State University, who then shared the finding with the U.S. Forest Service. It has been successfully tested and was being implemented on infected bats as of 2015.
Unfortunately, by September of that year, Henrietta’s body had been taken over by tumors. She started receiving regular blood transfusions to expel the toxins from her blood. A short time after, Henrietta started to scream and wail from the pain within her body. Doctors injected her with morphine to soothe the pain, but the pains gradually worsened. On September 24, 1951, doctors discontinued her treatments and medications.
Shingles attacks only half of the body, but the rash that forms is severely debilitating. The pain is likened to searing hot needles being poked into the skin, non-stop, for weeks on end. Once the virus runs its course, typically two to four weeks, the