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  • Spread Of Mad Cow Disease
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    For preventing the spread of mad cow disease worldwide. Years after it was supposedly vanquished, mad cow disease, the brain infection that kills cows and some people who eat them, is on a comeback. The disease has spread widely in Europe, and there are danger signs in the United States, where has never appeared. Mad cow disease is one of several fatal brain diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, or Ties. After consuming the infected meat, the gruesome death starts with mood ...
  • Epidemic Diseases
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    05-16-97 Sexually Transmitted Diseases A major question facing many teenagers is whether or not to have sex. A result of having sex is contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Sexually transmitted diseases, or venereal diseases affect 10 to 12 million Americans each year. (Daugirdas 75) In the United States, sexually transmitted diseases strike an average of one person every 1.5 seconds. (76) About half of STD patients are under the age of twenty-five. (Landers 45) Nearly 2.5 million teenagers...
  • Gonorrhea From An Infected Women
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    Gonorrhea We chose the bacterial disease gonorrhea. We were not able to find when the disease was discovered or who discovered it. Gonorrhea is a bacterial disease that is an infection caused by gonoccocus bacteria. This bacteria is round shaped and can live only in dark, warm, moist places. These places would include; inside your body, cervix, penis, throat, and rectum. It usually involves the urethra in males, and vagina, cervix, and fallopian tubes in females. For 2-9 days there are no sympto...
  • Genital Infection During Oral Sex
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Sexually transmitted diseases defined II. Genital Herpes. Vaginal Candidiasis IV. Chlamydia V. Prevention VI. Bibliography SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES DEFINED A sexually transmitted disease is not the same as genital disease. Most genital diseases are not caused by sexually transmitted organisms. But most sexually transmitted infections do involve the genitals. Infection of the rectum, throat, and the eye are also common. Alot of sexually transmitted diseases spread from a...
  • Long Term Side Effects Of Untreated Chlamydia
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    Chlamydia Sexually transmitted diseases infect millions of people a year. Some of the commonly known sexually transmitted diseases are herpes, syphilis, HIV, AIDS, genital warts, and gonorrhea. Some of these diseases are fatal, others can be cured with antibiotics. All of these are dangerous, but the most common sexually transmitted disease is a disease that isn't as well known. This disease is called chlamydia. Chlamydia is a disease that is infecting young adults all over the country. This dis...
  • Juvenile Worms The Infected Persons
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    Lymphatic Filariasis is the worm that causes the strange disease Elephantiasis. It is only found in tropical regions so people living in the northern United States do not have to fear of contracting the disease. The Filariasis worm can be up to 100 cm long and once they are inside of your body the female worms lay live young so there is heavy infestation within your body. One thing you might be wondering is what the lymphatic system is and the lymphatic system is a string of very tiny veins that...
  • People With Celiac Disease
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    Origin of the name / history of the disease The name celiac comes from "coeliac" which is derived from the Greek Ko ilia, which means belly. The "coeliac flux" is an old expression meaning the same as diarrhea. The disease celiac is not just diarrhea though it just means that the disease pertains to the abdomen. The celiac disease comes from early farmers and hunters. But because the wheat and grain of the crops and fields did not have high levels of gluten they were not exposed to the disease v...
  • Nature And Symptoms Of Diseases
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    Overview of: 'When Plague Strikes' by James Giblin This book is separated into three main parts the Black Death, smallpox, and aids. This book gives facts of occurring diseases and the diseases from the past. This books content mainly took place in Europe and Asia when it gave facts dates and examples. It explains the nature and symptoms of diseases from long ago. The bubonic Plague mainly affects rodents, but fleas can transmit the disease to people. Once people are infected, they infect others...
  • Hepatitis C People
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    Hepatitis C, a relatively new disease that is not commonly know about as much as disease like Hepatitis A or B. However, this disease is very serious. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver. This report will set some facts straight about Hepatitis C and try to give a better understanding of the potentially deadly disease. As stated before, Hep C is an infection of the liver. More precisely it is a single strand RNA virus that replicates in the liver, causing the liver to become severely infect...
  • Disease Infection
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    HIV Many eyebrows raised late in 1979, when the then unknown HIV virus raised its ugly head. The first two cases of the rare cancer, Karposis Sarcoma was diagnosed in two homosexual men in N Y C. About the same time in Los Angeles, several cases of the rare infection, Pneumocytis pneumonia were being treated. Incidences of these strange diseases and infections were sky-rocket ting around the country. The disease was effecting mostly young gay men in their 30's. There was no official name for the...
  • Symptoms Most Chlamydia L Infections
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    Chlamydia Chlamydial infection is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States today. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 4 million new cases occur each year. The highest rates of chlamydia l infection are in 15 to 19-year old adolescents regardless of demographics or location. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), a serious complication of chlamydia l infection, has emerged as a major cause of infertility among women of childb...
  • Transmitted Diseases Sexually Transmitted Diseases Stds
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    Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sexually Transmitted Diseases STDs, a. k. a venereal diseases, infectious diseases passed from one person to another during sexual contact. STDs are the most common infections known. More than 12 million people in the United States, including 3 million teenagers, are infected with STDs every year. The United States has the highest STD rate in the world about one in ten Americans will contract an STD during his or her lifetime. People who do not know they are infecte...
  • Contact With An Infected Person
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    Everybody knows what the chicken pox are, they are when you get bumps all over your body. The cause of the chicken pox is the virus varicella. Males and females are both able to get the virus, but children ages five to six are the most likely to be infected. Like I said chicken pox is caused by the virus varicella. Chicken pox is very contagious and unless you got it at birth one attack carries lifelong immunity. The chain infection is only present if a group of people come in contact with an in...
  • Infection With Chlamydia Trachomatis
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    Chlamydia trachomatis What is Chlamydia trachomatis Chlamydia trachomatis is a small bacterium that cannot grow outside a living cell. In this respect it resembles a virus, but it is actually a very sophisticated organism. There are two other related organisms: Chlamydia psittaci is widespread in animals and can be transmitted to humans. This organism in humans is an uncommon cause of severe pneumonia particularly when acquired from infected birds of the parrot (Psittacine) family, and occasiona...
  • Rift Valley Fever Disease
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    What is the stake of the American People and the Government by International Agencies to control Infectious Disease in Developing Countries More people are at risk of infectious diseases than at any other time on history. Infectious diseases are worldwide problem requiring worldwide attention. Infectious diseases can weaken the strength of a nation's resources. In developing nations this poses even a greater threat. Diseases are threatening the economic stability of many developing nations. 50,0...
  • Lyme Disease An Infection
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    The topic that I have chosen was Lyme disease. I reason I chose this topic was because it is a very serious problem. This disease though not usually fatal can cause serious illness. Lyme Disease an infection caused by a spirochete (spiral shaped bacterium) that is transmitted to humans by the bite of an Ixodus tick thats been infected. Since Lyme Disease is mistaken a lot of times for other diseases, it is called The Great Imitator. Lyme Disease is found on every continent except Antarctica. it ...
  • Incidence Of Lyme Disease In New Jersey
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    INTRODUCTION Just by living in the world, human beings are susceptible to disease. Many diseases - for example, influenza and tuberculosis - are spread when bacteria or viruses pass from one person to another. Other diseases are acquired genetically from ones parents, such as cystic fibrosis. Some diseases, such as heart disease and osteoporosis, develop as humans age. Others humans get from the environment; examples are lead poisoning and skin cancer due to exposure to the sun. Finally, there a...
  • Lyme Disease People
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    Lyme Disease People who go into the woods or who work or play near the bushes can get Lyme disease. With care, this serious disease can be prevented. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks. The disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacterium that infects several species of ticks found in woodlands, brushy areas, and costal grasslands. These ticks also carried on the bodies of certain animal's especially white-tailed deer and white-footed field mice. People get Lyme dis...
  • Most Contagious Animal Diseases
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    John Lyles Dr. Sicke l Zoology 25 April 2002 Foot and Mouth Disease Throughout my life I have been fascinated with feet. This fascination is the result of having many foot problems as a child and as a young adult. When thinking of a topic that has to do with both Zoology and the human foot, one thing came to my mind, and that is Foot and Mouth Disease. Although not prominent here in America, this disease has caused much panic in Europe and in the far Western countries. This disease is something ...
  • Causes Mad Cow Disease In Other Animals
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    Mad Cow disease has been heavily spoken about on the international news. Our hopes are that the disease will not spread into the United States, even though several people have died from the disease. Our initial purpose of researching this topic has been inspired by the growing concern for the outbreak of Mad Cow Disease and it's various forms. We believe that it is imperative that we take our research and implement it to others along with facts in order to generate concern for other countries re...

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