1. ) How can getting sick make you healthier? When you get sick your bodies immune system goes to work and it gets the white blood cells to come out and do its cleanup job. After you have recuperated from your sickness your body will become immune to whatever you became sick with. Cells will be traveling around your body with the know-how of what to do if you get infected with the same sickness again therefore you have become immune to it and you are healthier. 2. ) Why can the Flu be deadly for senior citizens? babies? The common Flu can be deadly for senior citizens because at their old age the senior citizens immune system will have somewhat deteriorated and they cannot help themselves against the Flu.
As for the babies at there young age their immune system is not yet fully developed so a flu could be deadly for them. 3. ) Why are immunizations so important for newborns? Immunizations are very important for newborns because they need the immunizations to help there immune system when they are attacked by such viruses like the flu because their immune system is not fully developed at their young age. 4. ) Explain the difference between a bacterial infection and a viral infection. The difference between a bacterial infection and a viral infection is that in a viral infection the viruses have to reproduce inside a living cell as to where in a bacterial infection the bacteria reproduce independently.
Also viruses affect multiple parts of the body as to where a bacterium concentrates on one part of the body. 5. ) How are bacterial infections prevented? How are they treated? Bacterial infections can be prevented by being very clean and by being in an average sanitized area. Bacterial infections are treated by antibiotics. 6. ) How are viral infections prevented? How are they treated? You can avoid viral infections by avoiding any blood to blood contact such as sharing needles, coming in contact with an infected person's blood without proper protective measures, and cleanliness is important to.
Viral infections are treated with vaccines. 7. ) What are the symptoms of SARS? Include how SARS affects the body. Symptoms of SARS are a 100. 4 degrees Fahrenheit fever or higher, chills, headache and feelings of discomfort.
The affect on the body SARS has is muscle soreness. Within a week you get a dry cough which causes short breath and you may need ventilation help. 8. ) Why is SARS difficult to diagnose? SARS is difficult to diagnose because you can only tell by the symptoms of a person whether or not they have it, and the symptoms may seem to look like a flu or a common cold or just a regular high fever but it is really SARS at work.
9. ) How is SARS treated by Physicians? There is no evidence that antibiotics, anti-viral medicines help, so doctors can offer only supportive care for patients with SARS. Also patients with SARS are kept in isolation to reduce the risk of transmission to others. 10. ) What can you do to prevent yourself against SARS? The disease SARS is being prevented from spreading to others in the form of isolation.
In airport there are screenings of the people to make sure they don't have it so the disease does not spread between countries and so forth. The only 100% way to prevent it is to stay home, but since that cannot be done the only good advice is to stay cautious around others. 11. ) If you were given the opportunity to travel to your favorite foreign destination for free, knowing that the country is going through a SARS epidemic, would you go? Now honestly, if I had the chance to go to some foreign country in the world for free, with the right people, I would be willing to go because as I read in article earlier while doing this homework I stumbled upon a figure that said only 3. 5% of the people who contract SARS die from it.
Now that with the fact that out of 1. 3 billion people in China on only about 3000 came down with SARS and the fatality rate being 3. 5%, you would have a better chance of getting struck by lightning or getting hit by a bus (I got that of another article I read), now after all that I stay with my decision saying that I would go to a foreign country knowing they have an epidemic of SARS.