Essays Tagged: "West Nile Virus"

Disease:Bubonic Plauge and Small Pox and Aids

e with them. The disease spread along the routes that traders and soldiers took to south Asia, southwest Asia, and even Africa. The Silk Road carried the plague and so did the wars. Mongolia and China ... l deadly disease today.About four or five years ago there was a disease known in America called the West Nile Virus. The disease was formed in Asia and was carried in mosquitoes. It was spread by misq ...

(3 pages) 84 0 2.7 Aug/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

"Vector Organisms and the Diseases They Carry "

assy woodland 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 anywher ... les. It is rare, but if Lyme Disease is not treated over a longer period of time, the victim my die.West Nile Encephalitis is a disease that was seen first in the U.S. in 1999 when it infected 62 peop ...

(4 pages) 74 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Mosquitoes.

jected during the bite. Not a word about the grave diseases that could be caught from the mosquito: West Nile, encephalitis, yellow fever, dengue, malaria, etc. Despite an occasional case of malaria a ... laria and yellow fever in non-tropical locations like Michigan and New York City, and the spread of West Nile virus across parts of the United States, most people in temperate climates view mosquitoes ...

(11 pages) 86 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Viral Engineering.

On July 11, 2002 in the laboratories of the State University of New York the first synthetic virus was created. This virus is relatively small in the genetic sense of the word (only containing ... netic sense of the word (only containing a few thousand base pairs) and is known today as the polio virus. Because of its minuscule genetic makeup this virus was the most likely candidate for this typ ...

(5 pages) 38 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

West Nile Virus: What is it and how did it get here?

AbstractMy intention for this paper is to address the origin of the West Nile virus; comparing the most recent human and equine case statistics in the United States. Th ... r is not to change any person's opinion but to give the reader statistics and explore the origin of West Nile virus. I will address protection techniques for both humans and equines along with informa ... techniques for both humans and equines along with information that I have gathered on the cause of West Nile virus in the United States.West Nile Virus: What is it and how did it get here?During my r ...

(9 pages) 116 1 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

West Nile Virus

Historical:West Nile virus was first isolated from an adult woman in the West Nile District of Uganda in 1937. ... d States may be an important milestone in the evolving history of this virus.Description of Disease:West Nile Virus" is a flavivirus commonly found in Africa, West Asia, and the Middle East. It is clo ... fected:While all residents of areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of getting West Nile encephalitis; persons over 50 years of age have the highest risk of severe disease. It is ...

(4 pages) 141 8 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

West Nile Virus, All About It

The West Nile Virus. This is something that we have heard a lot about these past few summers. The only t ... frica in 1937. Then in 1999 and 2000 the virus hit New York and the following summers spread to the west. Now it is all over the United States. The virus is spread when a mosquito bites an infected bi ... st her horse due to the virus. There are over 130 known species of birds that are infected with the West Nile Virus states The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. If you see a dead ...

(4 pages) 46 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

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 becuase last week I got mo ... do. I am an expert becuase last week I got more than 15 mosquitoe bites, but I am still alive. The West Nile Virus was found throughout the Eastern United States in 2001, but nobody knows how the vir ... bites by applying insect repellent, that contains DEET, to your skin when you go outside. Although West Nile Virus originated in Africa, it has begun to spread and cause fatalities in North America.E ...

(2 pages) 27 0 4.2 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

West Nile Virus Protection - A Short Description of Methods Used, Both in the Past and Present.

Many methods were used in attempt to stop the West Nile Virus epidemic. In both modern day and colonial times, people were told different things a ... eness in their church or synagogue.In modern day, they try to teach people about the dangers of the West Nile Virus by holding public service announcements and press conferences. They tell people to s ... rs, and stay indoors in the early evening.So you see, many methods were used in attempt to cure the West Nile Virus, and prevent you from catching it. Some of them worked, and some didn't!

(1 pages) 631 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

West Nile

The West Nile Virus is an illness that could become very serious if not treated correctly. Scientists th ... ts too cold for the mosquitoes to live. This year the season started about a month and a half early.West Nile Virus affects the central nervous system. There are many different symptoms of the virus. ... paralysis. These symptoms usually last several weeks. Some of the effects may become permanent.The West Nile Virus can be spread by two main ways. Infected mosquitoes; they usually spread the virus b ...

(3 pages) 21 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Self-Assembling Circuits Using DNA, The Next Computer Breakthrough

alyze information. This could lead to faster and more accurate medical tests for conditions such as West Nile Virus, the bird flu, diabetes, or maybe even cancer. The picture below is of a DNA-based c ... p://www.nanotechwire.com/news.asp?nid=2724&ntid=115&pg=24 7 Dec. 2006"DNA computing targets West Nile Virus, other deadly diseases"16 Oct. 2006 Biology News Net, source: American Chemical Soci ...

(5 pages) 14 0 3.7 Apr/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Chemical Engineering

Effects of Third World Diseases on the US

r reading The Coming Anarchy by Robert D. Kaplan and asked to decide which of the issues facing the West Africans would affect the United States the most, many issues swarm through my head. Deforestat ... roblems humanity faces can easily initiate an epidemic and most of which are currently occurring in West Africa. These problems include poverty, poor sanitation, the overuse of antibiotics, mutations ...

(3 pages) 634 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Enviromental Science

alathion (CAS Number 121-75-5). Retrieved July 1, 2007, from http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/consultations/west_nile_virus/ Malathion.html.Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2007). 2006 West Nile Vi ... nter for Disease Control and Prevention. (2007). 2006 West Nile Virus activityin the United States. West Nile Virus Statistics, Surveillance, and Control. Retrieved July 1, 2007, from http://www.cdc.g ...

(4 pages) 35 0 5.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Risk Assessment of Malathion

tunately, the wetlands also serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes that may spread diseases like West Nile Virus.West Nile Virus (WNV) is a dangerous nervous system disease that spreads primarily b ... alathion (CAS Number 121-75-5). Retrieved July 1, 2007, from http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/consultations/west_nile_virus/ Malathion.html.Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2007). 2006 West Nile Vi ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Risk Assessment Paper

about the effects that can be presented surrounding the natural predators of mosquitoes and how the Virus application also can ultimately increase the spread of WNV as well as damage the fragile ecosy ...

(3 pages) 47 1 5.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Risk Assessment

Environmental Science SCI/275The spread of the West Nile Virus by mosquitoes has become an increasing health concern in Genericville. Genericville ... s been the suggested solution.A report by the CDC on the year 2006 reports that the activity of the West Nile Virus shows 4.269 reported cases with fatalities of 177 people in the U.S. Of the total 4, ... on of the mosquitoes by about 90%, and would be able to provide the same reduction of the threat of West Niles Virus. One can make the speculation that the cases of the virus would decrease from 50 to ...

(5 pages) 23 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Utilizing Company E-mail for Personal Use

's behavior fails, the result could be loss of email privileges and/or termination from the company.VirusesThe annual toll viruses take on companies run in the tens of billions. A virus usually destro ... equals profit killing loss of productivity. Employees are required to use the company provided anti-virus software in order to prevent such occurrences. All incoming and outgoing file attachments are ...

(2 pages) 439 0 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Risk Assesment

nfortunately, also serve as the breeding grounds of the mosquitoes. These mosquitoes are inflicting West Nile Virus on the people that visit there (Ryan & Glarum,2008).DiscussionThe general popula ... exposure to the mosquitoes. These risks are certainly less than the risks of people contracting the West Nile Virus, which is carried by mosquitoes. The risks that are associated with the application ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 Sep/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Description of the Nile Virus With a Twist

ent his virusREFERENCESAnderson, R. R. & Harrington, L.C. (n.d.). Medical Entomology Extension. West Nile Virus. Retrieved April 18, 2010, from http://www2.entomology.cornell.edu/MedEnt/WestNileFS ... omology.cornell.edu/MedEnt/WestNileFS/WestNileFS.htmlBorchardt, S.M. et al. (2010). Epidemiology of West Nile Virus in the Highly Epidemic State of North Dakota, 2002-2007. Public Health Reports, 125, ...

(5 pages) 4 0 0.0 May/2011

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

West Nile Virus

Multi-Dimensional Factors Associated with the 2012 West Nile Virus Epidemic in TexasWest Nile Virus is an arbovirus that is transmitted mainly by Culex ... no signs of the disease. The other 20% of the individuals infected with WNV experience symptoms of West Nile Fever. These symptoms include fever, headaches, fatigue, muscle pain, malaise, nausea and ... tigue, muscle pain, malaise, nausea and vomiting. In rare cases (about 1%), victims will experience West Nile neuroinvasive disease where the virus infects the central nervous system and results in me ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2013

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology