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  • Two Centuries Of Introduced Disease
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    Introduction of foreign pathogens into Australia It is widely known that the poor health experienced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders relates from complex reasons originating from their history after European settlement. Two centuries of introduced disease, combined with today's lifestyle diseases and impoverished socioeconomic and environmental conditions, have had devastating, and all too often fatal, effects on Indigenous health. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populat...
  • Diphtheria Toxin
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    Diphtheria (Corynebacterium diphtheriae) Corynebacteria are Gram-positive, aerobic, nonmotile, rod-shaped bacteria related to the Actinomycetes. They do not form spores or branch as do the actinomycetes, but they have the characteristic of forming irregular shaped, club-shaped or V-shaped arrangements in normal growth. They undergo snapping movements just after cell division which brings them into characteristic arrangements resembling Chinese letters. The genus Corynebacterium consists of a div...
  • Decline In The Public's Confidence About Vaccines
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    I feel that microbes are not out of control. First, they all relate to infectious diseases. Second, they all present growing risks to health to people in the Canada and around the world. And third, they have been on the radar screen for some time but the blips seem to be getting brighter, so they can't be ignored any longer. It's time to focus and take action. Bioterrorism, emerging infectious diseases and microbes that are resistant to the best antibiotics and antivirals we can construct are th...
  • Meningitis Passive Immunization Vaccine
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    Encephalitis is a disorder associated to any disease affecting the central nervous system causing inflammation of the brain. Due to the fact that the disorder is so common in many hundreds of diseases it is hard to narrow the disorder down. Many diseases can cause this disorder such as: meningitis, epilepsy and many parasitic infections, which attack the brain tissue and meninges, causing them to swell and push against the skull. Minor and serious symptoms can occur ranging from headache, fever ...
  • Chickenpox Infection
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    Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a herpes virus called varicella-zoster virus (7). Chickenpox is one of the most easily transmitted of contagious diseases (5). Ninety to ninety-five percent of the people exposed to the virus will develop it within twenty-one days (5). The term chickenpox came from chickpea, which is a member of the bean family and resembles the look of the swollen pox, or from the Old English gi can, meaning "to itch" (7). Before chickenpox was classif...
  • Introduction The Importance Of Vaccine Preventable Diseases
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    My Audience will know the Importance of Immunizations. INTRODUCTION The Importance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases. ATTENTION GETTER "Fact Texas is ranked last in Immunization coverage rates among the 50 states"B. ESTABLISH THEME Un immunized kids are starting to become a risk factor in our Texas school, to a point where they are starting to exclude students from school activities. C. CREDIBILITY I speak from first hand knowledge, not only am I faced with these problems on a day to day basis, my...
  • Foreign By A Body's Immune System
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    The Immune System The immune system is a group of cells, molecules, and tissues that help defend the body against diseases and other harmful invaders. The immune system provides protection against a variety of potentially damaging substances that can invade the body. These substances include disease-causing organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses. The body's ability to resist these invaders is called immunity. A key feature of the immune system is its ability to destroy foreig...
  • Narcoleptic Relatives And The Disease
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    Narcolepsy is a disease that has been on the receiving end of many jokes in our society. Yet it is a serious and life altering disease that is no laughing matter to the 1,000 in every 2,000 people in the U.S. that have it. I was drawn to this article because a former supervisor that I worked with had this disease. She was prescribed the drug Ritalin. It always impressed me that she could confront an angry client or give a speech without succumbing to the symptoms of her disease. She revealed tha...
  • Antigen In The Food Vaccine
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    Today eighty percent of infants are being vaccinated for diphtheria; pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles, tetanus and tuberculosis (Landrige 2000). This percentage is up from about five percent in the mid-1970's; however, the death toll from these infections is roughly three million annually. Millions still die from infectious diseases for which immunizations are non-existent, unreliable, or too costly. Vaccines all function with the same idea in mind, priming the immune system to swiftly...
  • Homoeoprophylaxis And Allopathic Style Homoeopathic Vaccination
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    Investigate and understand the Vaccination Dilemma 1. Orthodox Vaccination 1.1 Investigate and explain the case for allopathic vaccination. List your research. Basic vaccination principles are more than 200 years old, and many allopathic practitioners stress the overwhelming good they do. (1) The Australian Government and Health Department recommend all children to be vaccinated from birth. Hepatitis B is given at birth, Diphtheria Tetanus Whopping Cough, Haemophilis influenzae type B (Hib) and ...
  • Vaccine For Pertussis
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    A Study of Whooping Cough Through the 1940's The 1940's was the beginning of the end for pertussis. Both preventions and many new treatments were discovered that both eased the symptoms of the disease and sped up recovery time. In the beginning of the century a vaccine became available to prevent the disease. The 1940's saw pertussis lose its death grip on the young American children, a fact evidenced by the dearth of reports on the disease after 1949. In present-day America there are less than ...

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