Essays Tagged: "infectious diseases"

The World's Fight Against Microbes. Speaks of how the misuse of medicines, and the destruction of the environment are making diseases break out, and become more resistant

Many infectious diseases that were nearly eradicated from the industrialized world, and newly emerging di ... Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia and the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland (CDC I,II).The Ebola hemorrha ... children and hospitalized patients, prompted emergence of resistant mutant organisms' (Garrett 419).Infectious diseases thought to be common, and relatively harmless are now becoming lethal to people ...

(9 pages) 110 0 2.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


Mononucleosis is an infectious disease of humans in which the blood and tissues contain mononuclear leukocytes (white bl ... nonuclear leukocytes (white blood cells with only one nucleus), either monocytes or lymphocytes. An infectious disease is a disease that can give you an infection, can be transmitted by infection with ... wide variety of organisms, from submicroscopic viruses to wormlike parasites. When a person has an infectious disease like mono the organism gains access to the patients body, survives, and then mult ...

(3 pages) 54 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


ple die, there are still an estimated 1,500,000 deaths per year. While Malaria was one of the first infectious diseases to be treated successfully with a drug, scientist are still looking for a cure o ...

(5 pages) 100 0 3.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


s view mosquitoes as a nuisance.MalariaThe Disease ItselfMalaria is one of the world's most serious infectious diseases. Malaria is an ancient disease caused by a blood-borne parasite that infects and ... oid or contain epidemics and other critical situations. Not only is malaria a very popular mosquito infectious disease around the world, there is another called yellow fever. There are over 2700 speci ...

(11 pages) 86 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Brave New World: What elements from the Malpais Reservation and the Brave New World could be used for a better society? Explain a third way of life.

In our world there is much pain and suffering, especially in the poorest countries. Infectious diseases, like the ones that plague the Savage Reservation in New Mexico, are killing tho ... humanity's service: referring back to the diseases I mentioned before, it should help to erradicate infectious and hereditary ones.To conclude, I strongly believe that a third way should be a combinat ...

(3 pages) 83 0 3.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The CDC and USAMRIID also summary of The Demon In The Freezer

nd the world and in this country like USAMRIID.The United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) is the Army's peaceful side of biological warfare, since they are ban ...

(2 pages) 25 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

How Human Behaviour May Influence Health And Disease

e of complete physical, mental and social well-being which is more than just the absence of disease.Infectious DiseasesAn infectious disease is caused by the invasion of a pathogen. A pathogen is an o ... ed by the invasion of a pathogen. A pathogen is an organism which invades the body causing disease. Infectious diseases are spread by humans (carriers) or by vectors e.g. insects, fly's. In other word ...

(8 pages) 177 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Diseases In 19th Century America

The average American was susceptible to many infectious diseases during the 1800's. Because the spread of disease and pathology itself were not a ... idemics that occurred, killing thousands. Port cities were particularly susceptible to epidemics of infectious disease. New York, Boston, and Philadelphia were places where ships carrying foreign good ... immigrants disembarked.Toward the end of the 19th century, as people searched for a way to control infectious diseases, the germ theory of disease was introduced. It became clear that impure water, c ...

(4 pages) 106 2 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Bioterrorism - The dangers, effects on society, and the actions of the government.

agents, experts on biological warfare regard anthrax and smallpox as the two biggest hazards. Other infectious diseases that pose a threat include plague, tularemia, botulism and tuberculosis. However ... reatment quickly.Anthrax is only one of our main concerns. Another hazard is smallpox. Smallpox, an infectious disease caused by the variola virus, was eradicated from the world in 1977. Three years l ...

(7 pages) 61 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Cell Theory

Infectious diseases were familiar in early periods and it was considered that they spread by contact ...

(3 pages) 40 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Experimental design testing antibacterial soap.

ria were not discovered before the time of microscopes. There was no link between washing hands and infectious diseases. Doctors would go from patient to patient spreading bacteria without knowledge o ...

(5 pages) 86 0 4.6 Dec/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Microbiology

HIV/AIDS in Botswana.

ficiency Virus (HIV), which weakens a person's immune system causing them to be more susceptible to infectious diseases such as meningitis, pneumonia, the flu, and many other diseases. Though AIDS doe ... ngitis, pneumonia, the flu, and many other diseases. Though AIDS does not directly kill people, the infectious diseases will frequently become fatal. AIDS is transmitted through both homosexual and he ...

(6 pages) 30 0 1.7 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Effects of Poverty

nd often devastating effects. Many of its effects, such as malnutrition and starvation, exposure to infectious diseases and mental illness and dependence to drug, result directly from having too littl ... lments.In addition to the effects of malnutrition and starvation, the poor experience high rates of infectious disease. Inadequate shelter or housing creates conditions that promote diseases. Without ...

(4 pages) 138 1 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

Infectious diseases

Infectious DiseasesA communicable disease is an illness caused by micro-organisms. It is transmitted ...

(8 pages) 66 1 3.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Torts law Essay - Answering the questions are remedies available to people infected with AIDS in Australia.

esults to the Secretary of the Director general of the Department of Health pursuant to the Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations 2001 (Vic). On the basis of the facts of your case, I forward to yo ... of the Director General of the Department of Health (as you were obliged to pursuant to the Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations 2001 (Vic))It would not be surprising to find that the court recogn ...

(10 pages) 44 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Animal Testing: The Benefits

le benefits to both humans and animals, including many medical advances, including vaccines against infectious diseases, immunization techniques, and surgical procedures.' Although I do not agree with ... se of animals in research has enabled humans to make many medical advances. "In this century alone, infectious diseases such as pertussis, rubella, measles, and poliomyelitis have been brought under c ...

(2 pages) 37 0 3.0 May/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

AIDS Is Why Africa Is A Developing Nation

estroys the immune system of a person. AIDs is a virus that weakens the body gradually and so other infectious diseases are easily caught. It is a widely spread deadly disease, which at this moment ha ...

(4 pages) 407 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Religion Essay- How ancient is religion?

her studies could also prove that human were buried just to remove their bodies from bad smells and infectious diseases produced during the decomposition of the being. During the burial significant it ...

(2 pages) 15 0 3.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith


astly they insist that, the result of these experiments has been the elimination or control of many infectious diseases. This has meant a longer, healthier, better life with much less pain and sufferi ...

(2 pages) 21 1 3.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Animal Testing

The use and abuse of anti-biotics

steur was born on December 27, 1822 in Dole, in the region of Jura, France. His discovery that most infectious diseases are caused by germs, known as the "germ theory of disease," is one of the most i ... yed using heat, without destroying the food.The first steps leading from antisepsis (destruction of infectious pathogens in wounds) to asepsis (pathogen-free status to prevent infections) in medicine ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology