Emerging Infectious Diseases Essays and Term Papers
Ebola Virus 4Ebola virus, a member of the Filoviridae, burst from obscurity with spectacular outbreaks of severe, haemorrhagic fever. It was first associated with an outbreak of 318 cases and a case-fatality rate of 90% in Zaire and caused 150 deaths among 250 cases in Sudan. Smaller outbreaks continue to ...
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Antibiotic Resistance: One of the Largest Threats We FaceAntibiotic Resistance - One of the Largest Threats We Face
Antibiotics have kept our society safe from the harmful effects of many diseases since the discovery of penicillin in the 1920's. In the decades since its discovery, antibiotics have been so widely used that bacteria have developed ...
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The Promises Of DNA VaccinesDNA Vaccines
One of the most important health advances of the 20th Century has been immunization, and except for safe drinking water, vaccinology has more effectively reduced mortality than any other modality and reducing many infectious diseases to rare occurrences (Simmerman pg). For ...
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Exotic Diseases And The Treat To HumanityExotic diseases are the greatest threat to humanity. In a world where so many things are overlooked, diseases and epidemics are clearly overlooked and underestimated far more than any threat of nuclear war, global warming, or any comet headed for earth. Throughout history epidemics have plagued ...
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The Worlds Fight Against MicrobesMany infectious diseases that were nearly eradicated from the
industrialized world, and newly emerging diseases are now breaking out all over
the world due to the misuse of medicines, such as antibiotics and antivirals,
the destruction of our environment, and shortsighted political action ...
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Situational Analysis - Ethopian River BasinSource: nowethiopia.com/images/blue_nile.jpg
Executive Summary 1
1 Introduction 2
2 Overview 3
2.1 Historical and Geo -Political Setting 3
2.2 Politics and Governance within Ethiopia 4
2.2.1 National Level 4
2.2.2 Regional Level 5
2.2.3 Local Level 5 ...
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EbolaMarch 1, 1996
Imagine going on vacation to a foreign country and when you come home you
are horribly sick. Your head hurts, you have a highfever, and you start
vomiting. Chances are that you may havecontracted the Ebola virus.
Ebola was first discovered in the village of Yambuku(1) nearthe ...
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Sri LankaSri Lanka-TOURISM
Sri Lanka Index [HYPERLINK: http://www.mongabay.com/history/.html]
In 1966 the government established the Ceylon Tourist Board, vesting in it the responsibility for invigorating the tourist industry. The board, operating as an autonomous corporation, was charged with ...
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ClimateIt now takes the Earth one year and six months to regenerate what we use in a year.
We maintain this overshoot by liquidating the Earth's resources. Overshoot is a vastly underestimated threat to human well being and the health of the planet, and one that is not adequately addressed.
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Global WarmingGlobal Warming
Many Americans donít realize the how much their daily activities pollute the earth. Driving to and from work, using electricity, taking a hot shower, all of these things release some amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and contribute to global warming. Global warming ...
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, better known as S.I.D.S., is one of the
leading causes for the inflated infant mortality rate in this country today. It
is often misunderstood or unrecognizable. For the most part, the causes of SIDS
are unknown to the general public. This is changing, however, as public
awareness is ever ...
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