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  • 3 For Single Stranded Rna Viruses
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    Introduction to viruses: For centuries submicroscopic organisms, also known as viruses, that grow and multiply at different rates inside of a cell, have been circulating our planet. 1 The cell produces the various, essential components of the virus. These components are: 1) DNA or RNA nucleic acids, which are the genes of the virus. Viral particles posses either DNA strands or RNA strands, but never both in contrast bacterial infections contain both. The amount of DNA / RNA in a virus changes de...
  • Leprosy Sufferers
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    Draft Essay Being all members of the human race surely we have all sympathized for the less fortunate; whether it was for what they had or what they didn't. There is a condition that most have never considered, and probably have never heard of. Imagine big white and red spots that decorate every part of your body so that they can't be hidden. On the inside you have a painful sinus infection and after a while a loss of peripheral nerve sensation so bad that your hands and feet go numb. You could ...
  • Center For Disease Control
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    In Africa Ebola killed numerous people leaving behind people that didnt even know why or what was happening. It was a lot like what started happening in the U.S. in the mid 1970's. When aids first showed up in Denmark people were dieing but no one new why. In the first few cases there were no major illnesses. The disease that showed up was one that attacks the bodies immune system. The US was completely not ready for this to happen... At the beginning doctors and scientist didn't know how the di...
  • Leprosy In Many Cases
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    Leprosy Leprosy has struck fear into human beings for thousands of years, and was well recognized in the oldest civilizations of China, Egypt, and in India. A cumulative total of the number of individuals, who over the millennia have suffered its chronic course of incurable disfigurement and physical disabilities, can never be calculated. Since ancient times, the community has regarded leprosy as a contagious, mutilating, and incurable disease. Yet, despite the advances of modern technology, man...
  • Denzel Befriends Andrew
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    Philadelphia: The Movie Philadelphia is a movie starring Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, and Antonio Banderas. Tom Hanks plays a homosexual lawyer by the name of Andrew Beckett that contracts the A.I.D.S. disease from his homosexual activities. Andrew works for a firm when he discovers he has the disease. Coincidently, the firm gives him a major account to work on. Due to his illness, he becomes more and more bed ridden, forcing him to work at home and bring in his work to the office late at night...
  • Most Severe Of Reye's Syndrome Cases
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    Reye Syndrome Reye Syndrome is an extremely rare, non-contagious disease thought to be triggered by aspirin use. The actual origin of the disease is unknown. Reye " sSyndrome, occasionally called Reye-Jacobsen's Syndrome, is known to follow any viral infection. Two of the most common viral infections it precedes is influenza, "the flu", and chicken pox. A now-familiar warning on bottles of aspirin, most notably Tylenol, is not to give Tylenol to a child who is recovering from the chicken pox, a ...
  • Bse Infection In The Cattle Population
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    Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a relatively new disease found primarily in cattle. This disease of the bovine breed was first seen in the United Kingdom in November 1986 by examination of affected brains (Kimberlin, 1993). From the first discovery in 1986 to 1990 this disease developed into a large-scale epidemic in most of the United Kingdom, with very serious economic consequences (Moore, 1996). BSE primarily occurs in adult cattle of both male and f...
  • Contagious Diseases Leprosy
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    Leprosy Mike Wallis Leprosy or Hansen's disease, is a chronic, infectious disease that mainly affects the skin, mucous membranes, and nerves. A rod shaped bacillus named Mycobacterium, causes the virus. Mycobacterium is very similar to the bacillus that causes tuberculosis. The reason Leprosy is also known as Hansen's disease, is because it was first identified in 1874 by a Norwegian physician named Gerhard Henrik Armour Hansen. Leprosy appears in both the Old and New Testaments. In the bible Le...
  • Known Disease
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    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis This is most commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Loe Gehrig was a famous baseball player, and his case made it a known disease that received national attention. A study was done in 1991, and familial ALS was found on chromosome 21. Later discoveries pinpointed a mutation in the gene that codes for an enzyme, superoxide dismutase (SOD), as responsible for a percentage of familial cases. These defects do not appear to be present in the more common non familial, or...
  • Disease
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    How Many cases have there been? As of Thursday afternoon, China's official count stood at 2,422 with more than 750 of those cases in Beijing alone, according to the health ministry. Altogether, 110 people have died in Mainland China since officials have been tracking the disease. Is there a cure? There is no cure as this is a completely new disease and has never been seen before. However in Hong Kong some patients who have been on a cocktail of drugs including the anti-viral drug Ribavirin and S...
  • Sars Cases
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    "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome" (SARS) is a mysterious atypical pneumonia disease due to one or more viruses that started in Southeast Asia in February 2003. (1) SARS appears to be a respiratory disease, spread by a corona virus. (3) It is believed that the virus jumped from animals to humans in southern China. SARS has also affected many other countries including North America and parts of Europe. (1) Many people have already died from SARS. As of April 21, 2003, there have been more than 4...
  • Familial Als The Disease
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    ALS is actually Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, but it is commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. It comes from greek words meaning: A-without; Myo-muscle; Trophic-nourishment; Lateral-side (of the spinal cord); and Sclerosis-hardening or scarring. This disease is a rare ailment where the body's neurons die, causing the muscles in your body to waste away and become paralyzed. ALS is not contagious, however at least 10% of ALS cases are hereditary. 30,000 Americans face the grim prospect of spendi...

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