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The Danger from Mosquitoes - ... Considering how dangerous mosquitoes are, helping to prevent people from being bitten by them is a worthwhile project. Studies were conducted at Duke University in Durham, United States that DEET, one of the most commonly commercially used insect repellents, can cause people to have behavioural changes, damage brain cells and when exposed to other medication, it can have harmful consequences. After conducting more research, it was found that when the skin is exposed to DEET, it absorbs up to 15 % into the bloodstream....   [tags: malaria, africa, deet] 581 words
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Malaria: Anopeles Mosquitoes - Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by the female anopheles mosquitoes. It is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year among adults and children in regions of Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and South America. The life cycle of malaria occurs in the human body and mosquito organisms. Malaria can be classified into different variations. They are different on severity and the kinds of symptoms each type of malaria presents. The diagnostic tests used to diagnose malaria have their own advantages and disadvantages....   [tags: plasmodium, parasaites]
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Malathion Applications To Rid Genericville City of Harmful Mosquitoes - The area surrounding the city of Genericville is a perfect home and breeding ground for mosquitoes that possibly could be carrying the West Nile Virus (WNV). There is a high risk for citizens of Genericville to become a carrier of this deadly virus. With fatalities being reported action is need to reduce illnesses caused by mosquitoes. To reduce the population of mosquitoes spraying with Malathion, could be suggest as a hazardous insecticide. In 2007, The Center of Disease Control and Prevention reported there were 4,269 WNV cases in the U.S....   [tags: Health] 900 words
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Presentation on Anti-Malaria Mosquitoes - The Malaria Protozoan parasite, of the genus Plasmodium. There are two main types of Plasmodiumthat infect humans Plasmodium Falciparum Plasmodium Vivax Transmitted by female mosquitoes Develops in mosquito gut Migrates to salivary glands Transfers to other organisms through the saliva of the mosquito. The Mosquito A mosquito is an organism of the family Culicidae. The females require a blood meal to develop eggs. The mosquito vector for malaria is the mosquito genus Anopheles. Transfers Plasmodiumthrough saliva while feeding on blood....   [tags: Powerpoint Presentation] 1024 words
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Why Didn't Noah Swat those Two Mosquitoes - ... You guessed it right. DENGUE. Why talk about dengue. WHO says the world's fastest growing vector-borne disease is dengue, with a 30-fold increase in disease incidence over the last 50 years. The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) states with more than one-third of the world’s population living in areas at risk for infection, dengue virus is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics. As many as 400 million people are infected yearly. A report by Times of India says that this year's dengue outbreak in India was the worst in at last six years, with 55,063 cases reported till 28 October 2013....   [tags: mosquito transmitted diseases] 646 words
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Virus Eradicates Through Mosquitoes - Virus Eradicates Through Mosquitoes Have you ever heard of a killer mosquito. In Alicia Campbell and H. Michael Dreher’s article, “A New Transcontinental Disease: The West Nile Virus,” they describe the virus’s origination, transmission, symptoms, treatment, how to avoid it, and the danger. The article was published in June of 2002 in Medsburg Nursing Journal, because the virus is growing rapidly throughout America. The virus first hit United States in New York in 1999, infecting sixty-two people....   [tags: Essays Papers] 619 words
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Current Outbreak of Dengue and Its Consecuences in Health and Society - With the current dengue outbreak being the worst since 2010, deaths from this dangerous disease have reached 25 from more than 12,000 people infected. The four fold increase in rates from last year shows this years outbreak reaching worrying heights. A number of measures are being taken to try and contain the outbreak and stabilise numbers as the year progresses. These include the use of BTi for the first time in Malaysia by the MoH and local councils in fogging programs, the continuing development of a tetravalent vaccine that's in the late stages of clinical trials....   [tags: Malaysia, Mosquitoes] 578 words
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Tlingit Legend's How Mosquitoes Came To Be - "How Mosquitoes Came To Be": The Giant Lives On Every time I read the Tlingit Legend, "How Mosquitoes Came To Be," there are certain questions that come to mind about where the legend came from and who wrote it. The legend was first published in 1883 and later found by Richard Erdoes, who included it in one of his publications, American Indian Myths and Legends. Why is the human race so selfish to think we can be the hunter and not the hunted. Although giants could be a dominant presence in our lives, humans prove that they will not be over-taken....   [tags: essays research papers] 1287 words
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My Favorite Vacation to the Last Frontier, Fairbanks, Alaska - ... That is the good experience of an Alaskan summer. On the other hand, all that summer sun made it difficult when trying to go to sleep. I had to hang a blanket over the window of my room to block out all that wonderful sunlight just so I could go to sleep. At 11 o’clock at night I could still hear the children in the neighborhood outside playing. Even when we left to go fishing at midnight, the sun was low on the horizon, but still visible. On the way to the Yukon River to go fishing, my brother told me that the mosquitos were pretty bad during that time of year....   [tags: fishing, yukon river, mosquitoes] 592 words
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Overview Of The West Nile Virus - Introduction: West Nile Virus, belong to family Flaviridae is a virus transferred by mosquitoes which was first identified in Uganda in 1937 (2). It was perceived as public health threat with epidemics of fever and encephalitis in the Middle East in the 1950’s (3). Since then there has been many sporadic outbreak in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Middle East (3). The first human cases of WNV disease in the Western Hemisphere were detected in New York City in 1999(1 ). By the end of 2005, virus has a very wide established sustained transmission geographical foci from central Canada to southern Argentina making it the most widely distributed Arbovirus in the world....   [tags: flaviridae, mosquitoes, fever]
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Epidemiological Trend of Malaria in Odisha - BACKGROUND Since ancient times, malaria has been posing a grave threat to the mankind in terms of morbidity, mortality and economic adversity. This infectious disease is caused by protozoan parasites from Plasmodium family and transmitted by infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It afflicts people from all age groups across tropical and sub- tropical regions in the world[1]. Presently, malaria is endemic in 104 countries[2].Though, in the past decade the fight against this preventable disease has been intensified worldwide and as a result , during 2000-2012 the global malarial mortality and incidence rates have declined by about 42% and 25% respectively; this deadly disease has still infli...   [tags: anopheles mosquitoes, protozoan disease]
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Life Cycle of Mosquitos - Insect is a living thing from a group of invertebrate animal which have the highest number of species in the world. One of them is mosquito which is known as blood-sucker. The mosquitoes, or a scientific name is Culicidae, are a family of about three and half thousand species within the order Diptera with the two-winged flies. They are more closely related to midges, gnats and crane flies and one of the more primitive families of Diptera. Mosquitoes are not founded in the places that are permanently frozen....   [tags: Insects, Living Things, Invertrebrate Animal]
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Satire Comparing Mosquitos to Telemarketers - Just Like Mosquitoes      Mosquitoes have three purposes in the world. The first is to suck blood from multiple diseased animals and spread various infections to humans. The second is to bug, annoy, and make as many people mad as possible. The third is to reproduce and make as many babies as they can to carry on the family tradition. To make a parallel to this topic would like discussing telemarketers. Nearly every aspect of a mosquito has a direct connection to telemarketers such as their nearly countless numbers and their drive to topple the American will....   [tags: Mosquito Telemarketing] 528 words
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The Fight Against Malaria - The Fight Against Malaria The scorching temperature of the hot sun beats down on the sandy ground. Flies and mosquitoes roam the air, and the sound of suffering children fill the atmosphere. This is sub-saharan Africa, and the noise of the children in agony is due to a deadly parasitic disease known as malaria. Every year, nearly one million deaths occur because of it (World of Health). Fortunately, this sickness was eradicated in the U.S. through various techniques. They used DDT utilization to areas that were known to have malaria present there in latter years....   [tags: mosquitores, children, sub-saharan africa]
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Pathogenesis and Treatment of Chronic Symptoms with Emphasis on Chyluria and Elephantiasis - Elephantiasis is a condition in which a limb or other part of the body becomes grossly enlarged due to obstruction of the lymphatic system, typically by the nematode parasites that cause Filariasis. Filariasis is a tropical disease caused by the presence of filarial worm, if a person contracts the disease, this one can later develop elephantiasis. Another term of elephantiasis is Lymphatic Filariasis, which is a parasitic disease caused by the African eye worm, a microscopic thread-like worm: thread worms are small, thin and white, they infect the human intestines; more common in children but anyone of any age can be affected by it....   [tags: mosquitos, filariasis, Podoconoisis]
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DDT & Malaria: Observation and Background - Malaria is a a terrible and sometimes lethal disease caused by a parasite which feed on human and bite them (1). And mosquito is one of the parasite, especially for female mosquitoes which are affected, they transmit the organisms from their saliva into the circulatory system of a person. If people get malaria, they will become very sick, they may get high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like lillness (1). Malaria is a serious problem in developing countries whith warm and moisture climates, that’s why in this places, it is a major cause of death....   [tags: malaria, ddt, insects, mosquitos]
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Survival Knowledge: Learning from the Wildlife - Coyotes are curious, clever, and stealthlike animals. They quickly learn to take advantage of any newly discovered food source. They tend to be pests and it is not uncommon to hear them howl between dawn and dusk. If you encounter an aggressive coyote, the best way to scare them off is to make loud noises such as banging a pot, yell, wave your hands or objects like sticks, or throw small stones at it. If you are harassed by a pack of coyotes, locate a large tree or rock and stand against it so you can fend them off at the front....   [tags: coyote, snake, mosquitos] 1975 words
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Malaria, Caused by Mosquitos, Can Cause Death - ... Plasmodium Malariae has the least deaths and infections out of all. Plasmodium Ovale are the most complicated to determine and Plasmodium Falciparum is responsible for most malaria deaths around the world. When testing for Malaria, the patient’s blood is drawn and is smeared on a slide to be examined under a microscope. The doctor that is examining the blood specimens will more than likely be looking for a nucleus that is a round shape that usually stains dark red. The Malaria itself is presented as a ring shape and ranges between the colors yellow and dark brown and sometimes black....   [tags: parasite, blood, plasmodium] 516 words
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Control Water Borne Vectors in Georgia and the World - ... These are transmitted particularly by Mosquitos and Blackflies, both of which can be found in Georgia. According to data reported for Georgia to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 339 cases of West Nile virus from 2002 - 2012 (Centers, 2013) and 99 cases of Malaria during 2011 alone (Cullen, 2013). West Nile Virus is an arthropod-borne virus that can cause febrile illness, encephalitis, or meningitis. In 2013, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention had documented cases in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Asia, Australia, the United States, and Canada....   [tags: mosquitos, insects, disease] 624 words
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Tropical Diseases: Onchocerciasis - Introduction Domain Animalia Kingdom Nematoda Phylum Rhabditea Class Spirurida Order Filariodea Family Onchocercidae Genus Onchocerca Species Volvulus Tropical Diseases are diseases that are found widely spread in tropical and subtropical regions all around the world. The most common disease carriers are mosquitos and flies as they may carry a parasite, bacterium or virus that is infectious to humans and animals. Onchocerciasis, found in Ethiopia, is transmitted by the Simulium blackfly (Figure 2) which is bred in fast flowing streams and rivers....   [tags: mosquitos, flies, african continent]
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Pesticide Case Study: Disappearing Lizards - a) Why is it a problem to create a favourable ecosystem for mosquitoes. It is a problem because old worn-out tires can burn. Another problem is that a mosquito’s ecosystem is in worn-out tires. So when the rain water is warmed by the sun it is good for hatching eggs, but when the water evaporates the eggs die. b) Used tires are often stored in one area and then moved to another area for disposal. What problem might this cause. When the worn-out tires are moved to a different area or ecosystem the mosquitoes will spread around and bother others, but also cause diseases....   [tags: Pesticides, nature, environment, pollution] 724 words
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Genetically Modified Organisms, Not Genetically Modified People - Genetic engineering is the process of transferring a gene from one living organism to another living organism. The objective is to add one or more desirable traits that the organism doesn’t originally have. An example is to transfer insect resistance traits occurring naturally in one plant to another that doesn’t have this trait. (reference 1) Example of how genetic engineering is carried out. Genetic engineering works by physically removing a gene from one organism with the desirable trait and inserting it into an other organism....   [tags: GMOs]
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AgDscam is a Receptor found in Vectors Correlates to Malaria - Introduction The most dangerous creature in the world is the mosquito. Every year, mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, viral encephalitis, and West Nile virus, cripple and kill millions of people. In fact, malaria, a parasitic mosquito-borne disease, infects more than 400 million people and kills more than two million people each year. It is one of the principal causes of mortality in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. The most fatal version of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, is transmitted by the mosquito Anopheles gambiae....   [tags: Biology Mosquito] 1757 words
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Preparation of Mosquito Repellent Fabrics - Preparation of Mosquito Repellent Fabrics Abstract: A mosquito repellent substrate includes a fabric which is impregnated with a repellent carrier composition. The carrier composition includes a mosquito repellent (e.g. permethrin, prallethrin etc.), binder, emulsifier and cross linker. The carrier composition is applied as a finish or printed onto the fabric. 1. Introduction 1.1 About Mosquitoes Mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, dengue fever and yellow fever, have plagued civilization for thousands of years....   [tags: Chemistry Lab] 1161 words
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West Nile Virus is a Serious Mosquito-born Virus - ... Stagnant water offer breeding place for mosquitoes and are easily infected so people who live around stagnant water can be at risk of the infection due to the infected mosquitoes. Those with low immune systems are also another group of people who are at risk of the infection. For example those infected with HIV/AIDS. They have low immune system and will not be able to fight the infection (Colpitts et al., 2014). Studying things like environments with stagnant water would be useful in gathering information for studies....   [tags: death, prevention, pregnancy] 844 words
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Signs and Symptoms of Malaria - Malaria Introduction to Malaria Malaria is a deadly disease, responsible for 300,000,000 malaria-infected people and over a million deaths annually. It is caused by malaria parasites that have infected mosquitoes, so the disease is transferred into a person’s blood when the mosquito bites us. Malaria-diseased people experience fevers and chills that lingers every few days. The diagnosis of malaria is identified in their blood along with the symptoms. Malaria requires different treatment for mild cases or more severe ones, like mild circumstances usually need an oral medication, but serious conditions need a hospital visit....   [tags: Disease, Deaths] 853 words
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Insect-Borne Disease and Australia - Insect-Borne Disease and Australia Insect borne diseases loom as a potential threat in many countries including Australia. Australia has been relatively free of insect-borne diseases compared to other southern land masses such as South America and Africa. Australia has several characteristics that influence the prevalence of insect-borne disease. Some these features include low altitudes, tropical forests, Southern Oscillation, and the fact that Australia is an island continent. Some of the most common insect-borne diseases of concern in Australia include Murray Valley encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue fever, Ross Valley virus and Yellow fever....   [tags: Diseases Health Medical Essays]
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Factors Assciated with Larval Control Practices in a Dengue Outbreak Prone Area - Almost 50% of the world’s population are living in dengue infection risk areas, a mosquitoes borne fever with 50-100 million reported cases annually and about 2.5% affected died [1]. Aedes mosquitoes particularly A. aegypti and A. albopictus are two known vectors to play the crucial role of transmitting dengue virus from an infected host (mainly human) to another human being. To date, the main measures for vector control include destroying the mosquitoes’ larval breeding sites either by chemical, biological or environmental management; and space spraying using insecticides to kill the adult mosquitoes [2]....   [tags: preventing infection risk areas]
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Human Blood Types and the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito's Reproductive Success - This paper proposes to investigate the close relationship between human blood and the reproductive success of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti. We want to explore whether a particular type of human blood has a positive correlation with mosquito fertility and survival. Before we begin the experiment, it is important to know some vital background information about this insect. The A.Aegypti mosquito is a fascinating insect that has created vast interest among entomologists around the world to investigate its complex physiology that affects human lives detrimentally....   [tags: Science Experiment, Human Scents]
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Effects of DDT on Human Health and the Environment - ... When sprayed on walls and ceilings, DDT creates a barrier to what is inside the wall and the mosquitoes. In addition, because of its persistent characteristic its stays on the walls and ceiling for a long period of time which means less contact with the mosquitoes and no malaria infections. Nets, drugs and chemicals have proven to be less efficient alternatives to DDT concerning the cost of its production as well as their ability kill organisms, which are responsible for dengue, malaria etc(WHO,2006)....   [tags: Malaria, polluting insecticides] 1074 words
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The Horrible Case of Mosquito Infection in Philadelphia - Out in sea, The Hankey. It recently just Saint-Domingue; leaving the constant slave revolts and the tyrannical rule of the French. Housed on this boat were slaves, negroes that were brought there previously during the slave trade. As a refugee boat, you couldn’t expect to be living in luxury. Living with barely any food or water, non-existent beds and cold nights; all of this purely to live in a better life. A better life to live in the United States. Philadelphia, Seventeen ninety- three. A city teeming with activity; the focal point of the developing country: the capital and the busiest port at the time....   [tags: yellow fever, slave revolt] 549 words
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DDT and Malaria Control - Introduction Nearly half a billion people are infected with malaria each year and more than a million people die from this disease. Malaria is transmitted through the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito infected with malaria parasites. When the parasites enter the human body, it slowly destroys the body’s red blood cells, eventually killing the patient if left without undergoing immediate treatment (Stanmeyer 2007). One of the means employed to counter the spread of malaria is through the use of DDT as an insecticide to kill the mosquitoes before they are able to infect more people....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Malaria- Falciparum Malaria - The most common strain of malaria, falciparum malaria, must be treated in the hospital since it is considered a medical emergency. The mode of treatment including the type of drugs administered depends on the severity of the disease and the place in which the malaria was contracted. The basic treatment for all strains of malaria (except falciparum) is normally chloroquine, which is administered for 3 days by mouth. Since most falciparum strains are resistant to chloroquine, a combination of tetracycline and quinine is normally used to treat them....   [tags: Medical Emergency, Hospital, Health, Treatment]
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Female Mosquito Digestive Enzymes - Introduction Mosquitoes are remembered by most as being the bane of the outdoor barbecue; the reason that bug zappers were invented. However, mosquitoes are not really as bad as some people think. To begin with, mosquitoes are equal opportunity pests. They will go after anything with blood, not just human flesh. In fact, it is only the female mosquito who bites; the male mosquitoes don't drink blood and are relatively innocent. Finally, mosquitoes are extremely well adapted to what they do. When a female mosquito bites an animal, certain chemicals in the animal's blood tell her when she has hit a blood vessel....   [tags: Biology Aedes Aegypti] 1315 words
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The Role of Water Quality in Public Health - ... (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013) In Georgia, there are several vectors capable of spreading waterborne disease and illness. Mosquitoes are most commonly associated with spreading waterborne diseases, and Georgia is home to 63 species. According to UGA Extension mosquito specialist Elmer Gray, peak period for West Nile transmission in Georgia has historically been August 15 through September 15. The Georgia Department of Public Health reported two human cases of West Nile Virus in Georgia through August 22, 2013....   [tags: disease, mosquito, pathogens] 714 words
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West Nile Virus in the United States - West Nile virus (WNV) is a single-stranded flavivirus mostly present in the eastern hemisphere that can affect humans, birds, horses, mosquitoes, and other domestic and wild animals. It has plagued the world since it was first identified in West Nile province of Uganda in 1937 (Sally Murray). Since this time, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), the disease has been spotted in “Africa … Europe, the Middle East, West and Central Asia … the United States … Canada,” and now Central America....   [tags: flavivirus, Uganda, SCDHEC, disease]
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A Brief History of Yellow Fever - You woke up a week ago feeling odd. You were not sure what was wrong, but your body was full of aches, you felt hot to the touch, and you kept vomiting. Your mother told you to lay down and rest, hoping it was just a cold. After a few days, you began to feel better, well enough that you wanted to return to the river to watch the trade ships come in. Now, unfortunately, your symptoms have come back with a vengeance – your fever is back along with intense abdominal pain, your mouth is bleeding without being wounded, and every time you vomit, it appears black in color....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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The Yellow Fever: A Dangerous Virus - The Yellow Fever virus came from Central or East Africa. With transmission between primates and humans, the virus has been spread from there to West Africa. The virus was probably brought to the Americas with the slave trade ships from 1492 after the first European exploration. The first case of Yellow fever was recorded in Mexico by Spanish colonists in 1648. Consequently, the virus started to spread also in North America. In Philadelphia in 1793, more than the 9% of the population die. The American government had to escape from the city that was the temporary capital....   [tags: primates, humans, transmission]
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Taking a Look at Malaria - ... Malaria parasites were first founded in mosquitoes who were reserved in amber and was approximately 30 million years old. It was known that parasites originated from Africa and from those who caught the parasites from chimpanzees and gorillas. One of the earliest protections from malaria were the Egyptians using large amounts of garlic and using bed nets to prevent mosquitoes from biting them. The earliest case of malaria found in the United States was in 1951 but scientist thought they have cured malaria....   [tags: anopheles mosquito, blood disease] 654 words
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The Ongoing Battle with Making the World Malaria Free - ... “Malaria incidence decreased sharply following the use of IRS in large-scale programs in many parts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe (Jamison).” “In southern Africa, more than 13 million people in six countries are protected from malaria (Jamison).” Coupled with ITNs and IRS, home repellents serve as another effective way to minimize your exposure to malaria. Being used as aerosols, lotions, or creams; repellents are placed directly on the skin or clothing and consist of active ingredients that shield people from being bit by a mosquito (Jamison)....   [tags: mosquito trnasmitted disesases]
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Use of Robots to Clean Ponds and Lakes - Background Water is one of the world’s most important natural resources. It is an essential part of life because it not only sustains life but it harbors many forms of it as well. Therefore, it would be in one’s best interest to make sure this source does not become contaminated and make it useless and harmful. There are several different organisms and chemicals that can be produced that will harm other, and bigger, organisms. A major component of the chemicals and organisms that emerge from contaminated waters is nitrogen....   [tags: Water Chemistry]
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Taking a Look at Malaria - ... This is primarily the result of positive effects on vector breeding, development rates, parasite sporogony and vector survival. Thus, the distribution of malaria is concentrated in tropical countries with prevalence generally increasing towards the equator. The sensitivity of malaria to temperature change has been noted in some highland regions in Africa, where El Niño-associated warming and increases in rainfall have triggered epidemics. Most of the areas with a high density of malaria are also less developed countries....   [tags: life-threatening diseases, Anopheles mosquito] 538 words
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Living Conditions During the Elizabethan Era - Through the process of rebuilding and establishing a more modern nation, Europeans gained cleaner living conditions and thus, a more sustainable life. Sanitation and cleanliness eliminates difficulties from the body, mind, and environment; however, hygiene was non-existent during the Elizabethan Era. This led to the manifestation of diseases and illnesses. Treatments were unreliable and solely based on superstitions, so there was a dramatic decrease in population. As Europe gained more insight on anatomy, treatments improved and fewer diseases circulated the nation....   [tags: sanitation, cleanliness, diseases, tame river]
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Pesticides and our Food Source: David Suzuki's “Food Connection” and “It Always Costs” - David Suzuki, Zoologist and the writer of an essays “Food Connection” and “It always Costs”, from Essay Writing for Canadian Students with Readings, by Kay Stewart, Roger Davis, Chris Bullock & Marian Allen. 6thed Toronto: Pearson, 2008. 344-349, stated that food is what nourishes us, connects us with the Earth, and reminds us of the cycles of the seasons. Eating is an activity that we as humans do at least two times a day. We live in a world where the variety of food is immense, and we are responsible for what we eat....   [tags: David Suzuki, Food Connection, It always Costs, ag] 503 words
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Genetically Modified Animals - This assignment is going to be focusing on genetically modified animals. Genetic modification of an animal is where you alter its genetic material by adding changing or removing DNA sequences. The aim of this is to make animals that are more disease resistant and enhances the growth. According to EFSA website it says, “GM technology has already been used for plants and microorganisms. They are used to create new food in the agriculture world. As far as GM microorganism they are created to produce enzymes....   [tags: genetic modification, ethics, science, animals]
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Malathion Risk Assessment - Malathion Risk Assessment Based on surveillance and monitoring Genercville, the wetlands have become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. The proposal is to use the pesticide Malathion in order to control the problem of mosquitoes that could possibly infect the people with the West Nile Virus. The following is my analysis and evaluation of this pesticide. Malathion is an insecticide which is used in agricultural and horticultural applications to control mosquitoes and boll weevils (ATSDR 2001 West Nile Control)....   [tags: Business Risk Assessment] 747 words
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Malaria Vaccine Development - Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite that lives both in mosquitoes and humans; Wikipedia defines malaria as a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by a eukaryotic protist of the genus Plasmodium. It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, including parts of the Americas, Asia, and Africa. However malaria to me is a nightmare, it is scary as hell, very frustrating and intimidating disease that puts you down. In my village malaria is a disease that is common during rainy season due to presence of stagnant water which is a breeding ground for mosquitoes....   [tags: Symptoms, History, Illness]
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Global Warming: The Release of Greenhouse Gases - The United States government has been denying the truth about global warming. It seems that everyone else has been tagging along as well. It has become a great concern that people aren’t aware of what global warming actually is, and citizens leave it up to politics to decide for them. So, What is Global Warming. There is a process that occurs in our atmosphere called the Greenhouse Effect. The natural release of greenhouse gasses from our planet is done to keep our planet warm. What occurs is these gasses are released into our atmosphere, in which then they trap light from the sun, and that light is released into the earth to warm it up....   [tags: government, environment, planet]
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The Battle: A Vietnam War Short Story - “This Assault operation must be supported by the maximum small arms fire available. This means, all machine gunners must produce the overwhelming firepower to win the fire-fight and gain the initiative. The position you will be attacking has no depth, therefore, a straight aggressive fight through. That is all, and good luck. “ Pre deliberate attack briefing, Plain of Reeds,1967. Once more we were out in the boonie working with the South Vietnamese Marines on one of their expeditions into the Plain of Reeds....   [tags: Wound, Tactics] 1547 words
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Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrahagic - ... The rate of mortality increases in patients in which gastrointestinal bleeding developed in comparison to those who do not develop. DHF normally occurs in individuals with a previous history of exposure to several serotypes of dengue virus, and the inadequate immune reaction adds to the disease severity(Kabra, Jain, Singhal, Ratageri 1999). The viruses responsible for both Dengue fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever are flaviviruses and include serologically different DEN viruses, such as DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4 viruses (Heinz & Stiasny 2012)....   [tags: arboviral diseases, viral illnesses] 635 words
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Understanding Diseases and Developing Cures for the Human Body - ... Jonas Salk, who was a medical researcher, discovered and developed the first successful polio vaccine, with the help of animals. He tested the effectiveness of the vaccine with rabbits, monkeys and rodents (Salem, 1992). Salk was able to come to an end that the experiments was, in his own words, “safe effective and potent.” According to the World Health Organization [WHO], (2013), the Polio vaccine, tested on animals, cut down the global occurrence of the disease from 350,000 cases in 1988 to 223 cases in 2012....   [tags: health, animal testing, medicine] 515 words
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Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa - Malaria is blood disease caused by a parasite called Plasmodium. This disease occurs widely in poor, subtropical and tropical regions of the world. One subtropical region that has been greatly affected by this disease is Sub-Saharan Africa. According to Olowookere, Adeleke, Kuteyi, and Mbakwe (2013) malaria is one of the leading causes of death and illness in sub-Saharan Africa. It is important to be aware of the impacts this disease carries and how it has greatly affected millions of people. This paper will explain the impacts of Malaria and discuss, compare, and contrast the malaria research conducted by various researchers and reflect on the issue....   [tags: blood disease, plasmodium, mortality, impact]
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The Effect of Infectious Diseases on Humanity - In 1859, Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, a work of literature that not only provided a working framework for the theory of evolution, “descent with modification” by means of natural selection, but also explained how the cumulative impact of natural selection influenced an organism and its environment. Darwin, however, neglected to mention how infectious diseases have served as a pivotal selective force in natural selection (Lederberg, 1999). Since animals first walked the earth, they have had to live with microscopic organism, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites....   [tags: Medical Research]
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