Lyme disease Essays

  • Lyme Disease

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    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

  • Lyme Disease Report

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    Infectious Disease Report   Name of the disease is Lyme disease.; an bacterial infection spread through the bite of one of several types of ticks. Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi (B burgdorferi).   This bacteria is found in natural outdoor landscape such as garden, forest, places with tall grasses, etc. The ticks pick up the bacteria when they bite mice or deer that are infected with B burgdorferi. Humans are not the only host.   This disease is transmitted through

  • Lyme Disease Speech

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    Lyme Disease can frankly be a living nightmare. Millions of people each day cope with the symptoms of Lyme Disease. Do these lyme symptoms seem familiar? Extreme fatigue, constant headaches, muscle aches, fever, stiffness, bulls eye rash, inconsistent sleep habits and don 't forget the emotional pain! Today could be a new beginning for you as you naturally cure your Lyme Disease Symptoms. Please read the following testimonials from Lyme Disease Suffers. What our readers say: "Hello, I tried your

  • What Causes Lyme Disease

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    contracted Lyme disease feel discomfort and the worsening of their symptoms during full moons. An answer as to why this occurs is beyond scientific understanding, but what if the answer is as simple as society 's location, or more so planet? If a moon base were to be created, then the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, Borrelia Burgdorferi, could be further researched, the base would help society learn how the bacteria

  • Lyme Disease Essay

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    Lyme disease first became known in 1975 in Lyme, Connecticut when a group of mothers had informed researchers their children all had been identified in having rheumatoid arthritis. This was unusual, and led the researchers to pinpoint the bacterial cause of the children’s illness. It was then in 1982 the condition was given the name “Lyme disease”. In the United States about 300,000 people are diagnosed each year, but because many of the symptoms resemble other diseases it is hard to diagnose and

  • Research Paper On Lyme Disease

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    people become victims of Lyme disease each year. Hundreds of people are affected by Colorado tick fever annually. Eleven percent of Powassan virus victims end up dying. What could cause all of these horrible diseases? Surprisingly, it is the tiny tick that spreads these epidemics. And these are not the only tick-borne diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are fifteen known tick borne diseases in the world. Unfortunately, most of these diseases can be fatal if they

  • Lyme Disease Analysis

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    Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. The disease is spread through the bite of a deer tick. The ticks are carried by several different animals that live in wooded areas. They range from deer, raccoons, skunks, to chipmunks and squirrels. (WebMD). Lyme disease is virtually only found in the northeast and upper Midwest of the United States. The states that Lyme disease is found in include, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota

  • Lyme Disease Research Paper

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    and healthy activity, and providing you follow a few simple rules it’s also quite safe. Although most people take extra care as they walk along narrow country lanes, many are unaware that one of the most significant health threats to walkers is Lyme disease, a bacterial infection, which spreads to humans through the bite of an infected sheep tick. Ticks are tiny bloodsucking, arachnids which live in areas of dense vegetation, such as bracken, long grass or woodlands. These minute creatures attach

  • Lyme Disease Case Study Essay

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    My best diagnosis of this case from what the patient is presenting is Lyme disease. Here is how I came to that diagnosis, the doctor observes a circular bull’s eye rash approximately 5 inches in diameter, she was in infected wildlife area for 3 weeks and she stated to being bitten by flies, mosquitoes, and ticks, fatigued and tender joints discomfort. She also stated that she was in the wildlife for the month in May and June. Physical exam came up with fever, stiff joints, and neck, irregular heartbeat

  • Lyme Disease Epidemiology

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    Lyme Disease Causal Agent and Epidemiology Lyme disease is a rapidly growing vector-borne disease that spans North America (Edlow, 2012). This disease has an established and well-researched causal agent and epidemiology. Both of these aspects will be discussed in detail below. This disease has a huge impact on the population of North America, with reports of 20,000 diagnosed patients in 2011 (Elbaum-Garfinkle, 2011) and an estimated 300,000 people affected annually by 2013 (Berger et al., 2013)

  • Persuasive Speech On Lyme Disease

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    you did not even know it until this one day. You feel sick, heart problems start to show and one side of your face is suddenly paralysed. You have no idea what to do or what it is. So you decide to go to the doctor. He immediately knows, you have Lyme disease. He also states that you have had it for a long time and prescribes you antibiotics. After a couple of weeks, nothing has changed. There are still symptoms and pain. The only possible answer is: You do not respond to the antibiotics. There is no

  • Compare And Contrast The Giver A Dystopian Society

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    The Dystopian Societies “‘[Jonas’s society] relinquished color when we relinquished sunshine and did away with differences.’ He thought for a moment. ‘We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others’” (Lowry 95). In order to make everything have sameness, Jonas’s society had to get rid of many, many beautiful works of art. Although modern society has some similarities with The Giver’s society, the differences in feelings, choices, and individuality are what make The Giver’s society

  • Descriptive Epidemiological Analysis

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    1: Write a descriptive epidemiological analysis of the following diseases: Lyme disease or Malaria. Describe the basic epidemiological patterns of this health condition by person, place, and time. The bacterial infection called Lyme disease is spread by deer ticks that are infected with a spiral shaped bacterium called Borrelia Burgdorferi. This disease first occurred in Lyme, Connecticut in 1975, which is why it is named Lyme disease. The ticks are called deer ticks because they normally feed on wild

  • Anaplasmosis Research Paper

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    Anaplasma Phagocytophilum 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

  • Tick Paralysis Research Paper

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    Tick Paralysis The causative agent of Tick Paralysis is a neurotoxin that is present in the saliva of ticks. Rocky Mountain wood ticks and American dog ticks are the most common vectors for this disease. Tick Paralysis is the only tick-borne disease that is not proliferated via a microbial pathogen. Clinical signs usually manifest within 2 to 7 days following initial attachment of a tick. The first signs begin as leg weakness and eventually paresis. As the condition progresses, the signs of paralysis

  • Essay On Tick Bite

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    are potentially dangerous. Ticks are parasites of animals: from these blood sucking them need from food. The man can be at times a victim and the most at risk periods are spring and summer. Ticks can transmit serious diseases to humans such as rickettsia, viral encephalitis (TBE) and Lyme borreliosis. Ticks are arthropods, like spiders. There are more than 800 species of ticks throughout the world. Many organisms that bite humans to feed on blood are no ticks and should not be confused with them. Some

  • Blood Smear Analysis: Babesiosis

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    Babesiosis represents an emerging zoonotic tick-borne disease caused by intraerythrocytic protozoan parasites of the genus Babesia, which are transmitted by hard-bodied (Ixodes) ticks. Several different species are known causes of disease in humans, most notably Babesia microti, Babesia divergens and Babesia duncani. Babesia infection may be completely asymptomatic or may present with an illness with a severity range from mild to fulminant, sometimes even resulting in death. Thus a complete descriptive

  • Dog Ticks Research Paper

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    At Moore’s Branch Creek, there were mostly five different insects: dog ticks, grasshoppers, flies, mosquitoes, and ladybugs. Our group researched and learned about the different life cycles of each. Dog ticks require three hosts, or three different blood drinks. If they don’t get these different drinks, then they won’t be able to grow into a mature adult and lay eggs. Whenever there is a scarcity of mammals, it is possible for a dog tick to return back to one of the older hosts and use it as

  • Lungworm Research Paper

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    are exposed to high pasture challenge without prior vaccination or sufficient low level exposure to have developed immunity, clinical disease will be seen. In older animals that have an established level of immunity low levels of pasture challenge will serve to boost this, but in the face of heavy, uncontrolled challenge, outbreaks of severe potentially fatal disease can also be seen in adult

  • Hook Worm Research Paper

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    Hook worm is an infection by a type of intestinal parasite. In the roundworm group. Two species of hookworms that commonly infect humans. Are ancylostoma duodenal and necator Americanos hookworm eggs occur in the stool of infected people. PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: Egg passed in stool hatch 1 to 2 days. (If they are deposited in a warm, moist place on loose soil) and release rhabditiform larvae, which molt once to become slender filariform larvae in 5 to 10 days. MOA: By binding to colchicine-sensitive site