Essays Tagged: "mosquitoes"


tend to believe that it is spread by kissing, touching toilet seats, and even that it is spread by mosquitoes. AIDS has also been labeled the disease of homosexual men. These are all false beliefs,pr ...

(3 pages) 172 0 3.4 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The giant lives on. Speaks of the Tlingit Legend, "How Mosquitoes Came To Be"

The Giant Lives OnEvery time I read the Tlingit Legend, 'How Mosquitoes Came To Be,' there are certain questions that come to mind about where the legend came fr ... tanding the problems with humans and giants, which I might add is still being dealt with today with mosquitoes everywhere.My first question, if this giant was the only one on the planet, seemed answer ... ty of this legend and the author, but that is something that has to be considered when reading 'How Mosquitoes Came To Be.'I did a little research about this legend, curious about who wrote it and whe ...

(5 pages) 34 0 3.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology


een the lakes and the Pacific coast. In the east, the Caribbean coastal plain known as the Costa de mosquitoes (Mosquito Coast) extends some 45 mi. inland and is partly overgrown with rain forest. The ...

(4 pages) 82 0 4.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays


r Great PaperMalariaMalaria parasites have been with us since the beginning of time, and fossils of mosquitoes up to thirty million years old show that malaria's vector has existed for just as long. T ... for just as long. The parasites causing malaria are highly specific, with man as the only host and mosquitoes as the only vector. Every year, 300,000,000 people are affected by malaria, and while les ...

(5 pages) 100 0 3.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


the most important natural enemies of night-flying insects!8. A single brown bat can catch over 600 mosquitoes in just one hour!9. Tropical bats are key elements in rain forest ecosystems which rely o ... ly flights out from under the bridge, Austin bats eat 10,000 to 30,000 pounds of insects, including mosquitoes and numerous agricultural pests.As the city came to appreciate its bats, the population u ...

(3 pages) 31 0 3.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

"Vector Organisms and the Diseases They Carry "

Research paper about vector organisms such as ticks and mosquitoes and ways to remove them.Vector Organisms and the Diseases They CarryVector organisms are ... ryVector organisms are parasites that transmit various diseases. Two vector organisms are ticks and mosquitoes. These two vector organisms transmit many well-known diseases. Through most of this essay ... d areas or wide open plains. Deer ticks are more common in the eastern U.S. than in the western U.S.Mosquitoes are small insects that have a very thin body. Mosquitoes can be found anywhere except for ...

(4 pages) 74 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


IntroductionMosquitoes: the carrier of disease, the sultan of annoyance, the clever anti-coagulants its whiner m ... spread of West Nile virus across parts of the United States, most people in temperate climates view mosquitoes as a nuisance.MalariaThe Disease ItselfMalaria is one of the world's most serious infecti ... ing existing infections that serve as a source of transmission, or eliminating people's exposure to mosquitoes. Eliminating the source of infection requires aggressive treatment of people who have mal ...

(11 pages) 86 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The analysis of the character of John Hammond as portrayed in the film and the book.

pompous old man with a dream to build a park full of cloned dinosaurs using DNA found in preserved mosquitoes. Hammond's character changes severely from the novel to the film and has a major impact o ...

(3 pages) 39 0 0.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Wetlands in the United States and the Need for their Conservation.

the building of roads, dams, and towns.Wetlands have often been regarded as wastelands-- sources of mosquitoes, flies, unpleasant odors, and disease. People thought of wetlands as places to avoid or, ...

(9 pages) 135 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Animal Health Assignment (Includes pathogens- ie. viruses, bacteria, protozoa etc. and vaccination)

et (sneezing)*By vector (another animal which carries the disease without developing it itself, eg. Mosquitoes, fleas)Method of Infection (virus)1) Virus injects DNA (genes) into bacterium.2) Virus ge ... *By mud- introduced into wounds eg. Tetanus and gangrene*Sexually- during copulation*By vectors eg. Mosquitoes- yellow feverIn general viruses and bacteria enter via natural openings of the body or en ...

(10 pages) 46 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

West Nile Virus

ted to St. Louis encephalitis virus found in the United States. The virus can infect humans, birds, mosquitoes, horses and some other mammals.Age Group Most Affected:While all residents of areas where ... an "arbovirus" that causes encephalitis (inflammation to the brain). Blood-feeding insects such as mosquitoes transmit these viruses. Mosquitoes draw the virus from infected birds and transmit it to ...

(4 pages) 141 8 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Historical essay on the bombing of Dresden.

as ever been committed against a civilian population. That night the RAF launched 796 bombers and 9 Mosquitoes, which carried 1,478 tons of explosives in addition to 1,182 tons of incendiary bombs (De ...

(3 pages) 19 0 1.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays


ight next to him or the time when he fell in the water and a moose attacked him. There are a ton of mosquitoes on the island. There are also animals such as bears, porcupines, foxes, raccoons, birds, ...

(4 pages) 120 6 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

He Approaches... Are You Ready?

s sing.And the trees dance with the wind.The dirt walks down the path,And finds some grass to grasp.Mosquitoes sleep in their beds,While spiders count stars.1...2...3...They are infinite.Close your ey ...

(1 pages) 41 2 3.6 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

West Nile Virus: Deadly Foreign Disease

Some mosquitoes may carry the West Nile virus, but it does not mean that all of them do. I am an expert b ... Nile Virus. supportive therapy may be needed for West Nile Encephalitis. A way to prevent breeding mosquitoes is to drain standing water and watch for places where mosquitoes may breed. To protect yo ... s to drain standing water and watch for places where mosquitoes may breed. To protect yourself from mosquitoes, apply insect repellent that contains DEET t your skin when you go outside and always fol ...

(2 pages) 27 0 4.2 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Dream Vacation

While some people may be quite content to lounge around the city of Karnak all summer as the mosquitoes suck away at their skin, a more perfect spot than this does exist. Pack every suitcase in ...

(4 pages) 66 0 3.7 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"Hunting Nature" This is a really well written Descriptive/Narrative essay from my English 101 class that meets a required 800 words.

er sun and the orchestra of crickets screeching all around were little distractions compared to the mosquitoes that were arbitrarily feasting on my body. The buck was about 80 yards away and seemed as ...

(3 pages) 68 0 4.2 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Compare the importance of at least 3 factors which affected the lives of the civilian populations during WWI.

pses were piled up and left on the ground; after a while the corpses rotted and the odour attracted mosquitoes which then carried malaria stings stung the civilians, killing massive amount of people. ... nough. The chemicals and the dead bodies polluted the air and the water. Disseminates like mice and mosquitoes carried the diseases; when they bit people, they spread the disease. So people died from ...

(2 pages) 32 1 3.6 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

Letter about life in early colonies.

best. Jamestown was established in a marshy area that happened to be infested with malaria-bearing mosquitoes. Almost half of the original colonists who died in the first two years died of malaria. O ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

West Nile

, that begins in the middle of the summer and goes into the fall, or until it gets too cold for the mosquitoes to live. This year the season started about a month and a half early.West Nile Virus affe ... me of the effects may become permanent.The West Nile Virus can be spread by two main ways. Infected mosquitoes; they usually spread the virus by biting a person. They usually become infected when they ...

(3 pages) 21 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases