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Rabies - Rabies Rabies virus belongs to the Lyssavirus family in which all the members are animal viruses mainly found in bats and are of a bullet-like shape. The virus is usually spread through bites or scratches. Rabies was first suspected in bats in Brazil during the 1910s. In 1931, it was diagnosed for the first time in Trinidad. Rabies is most common in Asia and found more in wild animals than in domestic animals or humans. There has only been one person who miraculously survived rabies even though she had never been previously exposed to it....   [tags: Biology Medical Disease Rabies]
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Rabies - Abstract Rabies is a highly infectious viral disease that can easily ruin and eventually end the lives of both humans and animals alike. Rabies comes in two forms for animals. It comes in the form of paralytic rabies, which is the kind that puts you in paralysis right from the beginning, skipping the symptoms of agitation and excitability. Rabies also appears in the form of furious rabies, which is completely different in the way that it makes the victim restless, vicious and agitated. When humans get rabies, their symptoms start out with simple headaches and fevers and later progresses to terrible things such as becoming hydrophobic because of painful throat spasms and paralysis....   [tags: Biology Medical Disease Rabies]
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Rabies Immune Globulin and The First Dose of Rabies Vaccine - Rabies is the oldest infectious disease that is spread between species. Historical evidence of rabies dates from about 2300 BC. The first written record of rabies is in the Eshnunna code (ca.1930 BC), which states that owners of rabid dogs with symptoms of rabies should take preventative measures to keep their dog away from others. If a person were to be bitten and later become ill or die, the owner would be fined heavily. During this time and for many centuries to follow, it was commonplace to kill any animal or human who showed symptoms of the disease....   [tags: health, infectious disease]
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The Infection of Rabies - Rabies: The Infection Rabies is an infectious disease that is hard to survive through. Although rabies is mostly found in animals, humans can also carry the virus and spread it amongst others. This virus is well known as the slow virus because it will slowly kill you. There are many symptoms of rabies, in both animals and humans, that reveal themselves only after they have been bitten. This part of the essay will give you the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the rabies infection. The infectious disease known as rabies is a virus that spreads from the wound to the central nervous system, causing the body to malfunction until finally crashing down....   [tags: Disease Virus]
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Rabies Vaccination: How It Impacted the World - ... Shortly after, he became interested in fermentation. This was very helpful since alcohol making was a huge industry there. His interest in fermentation resulted in Louis developing many other interests. “In 1857 he jumped around from chemistry, biology then to medicine (Miller, 2002).” In 1860 he discovered pasteurization to kill bacteria in many food and beverages. This made a huge impact on the world. With pasteurization there would now be fewer illnesses due to people ingesting bacteria and parasites....   [tags: Louis Pasteur, veterinary field] 577 words
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History of Rabies - History of Rabies Abstract: Rabies, literally meaning “furious” in Latin, is commonly known throughout the ages for its terrifying effects on both humans and animals alike. Because the disease is fatal, people throughout the world have put greatest effort to find ways of controlling and preventing the disease. Natural remedies and protection amulets were used until Pasteur’s discovery of the vaccine. Based on those findings, people have altered techniques to make the vaccine. However, recently, there have been two particular cases concerning rabies....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Disease]
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Rabies : The Virus and Its Mechanisms - Rabies : The Virus and Its Mechanisms Rabies is an infectious disease that has been around the world since the time of Columbus and his first trip to the New World. Back then, it was characterized as the “mad dog” disease and only few would survive it. Those who survived, it was said, were due to miracles. Rabies is a disease that attacks and infiltrates the nervous system and ultimately attacks the brain of its host, leading to neuronal dysfunctions. Throughout the years, scientists have studied the virus with deep interest, as some of its qualities are known, and others are not....   [tags: Medicine Disease]
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History and Vectors of Rabies - History and Vectors of Rabies Literally meaning “madness and fury”, rabies is commonly recognized by the characteristic foaming of the mouth and wild behavior. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg. This disease is spread through the saliva of infected carriers. Rabies is a viral disease that targets the nervous system which is always fatal with the exception of a single case. Natural remedies and spiritual therapies were used in hopes of warding away this fatal disease until the discovery of vaccination revolutionized medicine....   [tags: Medical Disease]
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The Rabies Virus and Treatment - Rabies Virus and Treatment Rabies is a virus that is characterized under the family name Rhabdoviridae and genus name Lyssavirus which travels to either the brain or the spinal cord, where it attacks a victim's nervous system until death occurs as discovered by Pasteur. It is rabies unique bullet-shaped body and tubular extensions, along with its specialized proteins that contribute to its deadliness. Aside from one case of rabies that occurred in 2004 in Wisconsin, rabies has proven fatal; there is no real treatment besides prevention....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical]
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Rabies - Rabies What is Rabies. Who gets Rabies. Rabies is a viral disease of humans and other mammals. It is most common in carnivores. The word rabies comes from the word "hydrophobia", fear of water. Rabies is a potentially deadly disease. There are many things you can do to prevent yourself from meeting rabies. The most important thing to do, is to be certain your pets have updated vaccinations. Your pets can first get their vaccinations when they are three months old. After that booster vaccinations must be given every one to three years according to your state and city laws....   [tags: essays research papers] 702 words
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Rabies - Rabies Rabies is an infectious disease of animals which is a member of a group of viruses constituting the family Rhabdoviridae. The virus particle is covered in a fatty membrane, is bullet-shaped, 70 by 180 nanometres and contains a single helical strand of ribonucleic acid (RNA). Although rabies is usually spread among domestic dogs and wild carnivorous animals, all warm-blooded animals are susceptible to infection. The virus is often present in the salivary glands of infected animals, referred to as rabid, and is excreted in the saliva....   [tags: essays research papers] 623 words
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Rabies - Rabies The final and certainly most famous success of Pasteur's research was the development of a vaccine against rabies or hydrophobia as it is also known. The disease has always had a hold on the public imagination and has been looked upon with horror. It evokes visions of "raging victims, bound and howling, or asphyxiated between two mattresses" (Duclaux). The treatments applied to victims were as horrible as the supposed symptoms: this included cauterizing the bite wounds with a red-hot poker....   [tags: Papers] 653 words
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Rabies - Rabies, it kills 30-70 thousand people each year around the world (CDC). 40,000 people are treated for it each year in the United States alone (CDC). Carried by rabid animals, this viral infection poses a threat to animal lovers alike. The primary problem of rabies is prevention, the effects are severe, and the causes are many. The virus is spread by animals. Warm blooded animals are required to transmit the virus and the disease is almost always fatal (CDC). It is passed through saliva from the host to the victim also through mucous membranes like the eyes or nose....   [tags: essays research papers] 739 words
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Rabies the Fatal Disease - Rabies: A Fatal Disease in Wild Life and Man Kind Abstract: Rabies is a dangerous disease that affects both animals and humans. Rabies is caused by the lyssa virus and is almost 100% fatal. The majority of the people infected die from it but there have been a small number of miraculous cases where people have survived. One very special case took place in the life of Jeanna Giese because she recovered without the use of rabies vaccines. There are four FDA approved vaccines for public usage but they are not guaranteed to cure....   [tags: Lyssa virus Diseases]
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Rabies Treatment and Prevention - Rabies: Treatment and Prevention Abstract Rabies is an aggressive and extremely detrimental disease. For years, exposure to rabies was analogous to a death sentence as there was absolutely no hope for a cure or a chance of survival after contracting it. Now, thanks to the development of many new vaccines, rabies has become a curable disease that can easily be prevented from destroying the lives of both humans and animals. However vaccinations are only a single facet in a wide spectrum of precautionary measures that can be taken to help halt the spread of this devastating disease....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical]
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Rabies Prevention - Rabies Prevention This writing is mainly about the vaccines or the products that can be used to prevent Rabies. Its states the names of a couple of vaccines such as preexposure phophylaxis and Rabies immune globulin. And it explain how each of them work or what they do. It names some kinds of people who are at daily exposure or at risk of obtaining Rabies. It also says who long the Rabies immune globulin has effect. Rabies is a very dangerous thing once you get it, because once you get the symptoms for Rabies there is nothing anyone can do about it....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Disease] 616 words
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Rabies Symptoms - Rabies Symptoms Rabies is an extremely old disease. Some speculate that it is as old as humankind itself. Rabies belongs to a family of viruses called lyssa. Lyssa is the Greek word for rabies, which is derived from the root “lud”, which means violent. The first case of rabies was described in the 23rd century BC in the Eshuma Code of Babylon. Generally, the virus is transmitted to humans by other animals or humans who are already infected. Rabies is an extremely deadly disease, and if left untreated, it has a mortality rate greater than 99 percent....   [tags: Medical Disease]
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Rabies Control - Rabies Control Rabies is widespread due to the lack of control, especially in third-world countries that obtain the virus usually through being bitten by the animals in the wild. Nevertheless, rabies cases overall has decreased compared to previous years due to increased restrictions that includes vaccinations and laws. This has made countries such as the United States and Great Britain average about only a couple of cases of rabies a year. Unfortunately, rabies will most likely remain as it is impossible to vaccinate every mammal and there are animals that can live successfully with the disease....   [tags: Disease Vaccine]
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Rabies: Closer Than You Think - Rabies: Closer Than You Think Rabies, a virus of the nervous system and salivary glands is a fast moving killer; it’s not something to mess around with. Rabies comes from the Latin word “to rage”. Rabies is easily associated with rage. When people think of rabies, they usually think of a mad raccoon or dog, foaming at the mouth and running around crazy; dying soon after. The thought of going crazy is a pretty reasonable guess for how rabies torments its victims. The virus enters through a bite or transfer of infected saliva and makes its way through the nerves toward your spinal cord and brain....   [tags: science] 1555 words
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Domesticated Animals and Wild Animals - ... For years, knowing the aggressiveness of dog breeds and passing legislation banning ownership of certain breeds has been considered essential to protecting the public from dog bites4,5,13,14, which in turn, can lower the number of potential rabies exposures from dogs in general. Breeds such as German Shepherds, Rottweilers, pit bull type dogs, Labrador Retrievers, Chow Chows have been noted by several studies as the dogs most often causing bites that lead to treatment in the emergency department, with pit bull type dogs and Rottweilers causing the most dog bite fatalities....   [tags: rabies virus, bite reports] 1227 words
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Rabies in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Huston - Their Eyes Were Watching God is a captivating novel written by Zora Neale Hurston in which she depicts the life struggles of one Janie Crawford. Throughout her life she encounters many different opportunities and challenges. Some of these challenges are brought about by the men in her life. First she is with Logan Killicks, whom she only married for his financial stability. Then she ran off with Jody Starks who showed her a rich life of fun and running a business. However, once he died she runs off with a much younger man named Tea Cake....   [tags: disease, janie crawford, virus]
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Creative Writing: The Carcass Virus - ... On their way to the airport Andy, Owen and Cindy’s brother, asked, “Why are we even going on this trip, how can a we help. I mean Owen’s 7, I’m only 13 and Cindy might be 15 but she doesn’t know how to do anything that can help a town”. “Andy, be nice we are going to do what we can and build a church while we are at it” responded Cassidy, Andy’s mom. While unloading the car at the airport a voice came over the intercom “Can all passengers on flight 102 to Gao, Mali, Africa please meet at gate 5C within the next half hour....   [tags: rabies, evaluating and controlling deceases] 948 words
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Critical Analysis of Rant - ... Even here, in the beginning of his life, there is that sense of seeing different versions of Rant. People interpreted his actions differently; some, like Polk Perry, believed that the Haunted House Incident, for example, was “ a surefire sign the Casey boy would grow up to be a killer” (Palahniuk 58), while others, such as Lowell Richards, thought that “[Rant] was trying to find something real in the world…I think Rant wanted everybody to experience just one real adventure” (60-61). Everything he did, it was always the same result: some condemned him for it; others tried to take the blame away....   [tags: rabies, coins, biography]
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Keeping Your Dog Healthy - ... The Distemper Virus is a viral illness that usually affects puppies from ages three to six months. This virus usually affects the nervous lymph and epithelial systems and can be transmitted when a dog inhales droplets that are shed in the urine, feces, nasal secretions, and eye drainage from a dog that has already been infected. Unfortunately there is no treatment for the Canine Distemper Virus other than controlling the symptoms, rather than treating the virus itself. Dog parks and public places where dogs often gather are recommended to be avoided until the puppy has at least had its 3rd set of vaccinations....   [tags: pet upkeep]
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Biography on Louis Pasteur - ... The first paper he published discussed lactic acid and it’s role in souring milk. He spent numerous years studying microbes and proving that they do not originate from within matter, but that they come in from the outside. He eventually used this research to develop pasteurization, a process in which the application of heat kills infectious microbes that get in food and make it unsafe for consumption. As Pasteur learned how dangerous germs could be to patients, he began to urge doctors to wash their hand and sterilize all medical instruments and supplies....   [tags: science, germs, disease] 603 words
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Ferrests Should Be Universally Kept as Pets - ... While some argue that they are wild, violent creatures who should not be anywhere near a good loving home others say that they are kind, loving animals eager to please and play, an age old question asked by ferret lovers are “why aren’t ferrets accepted like every other animal?” it’s a question that has had many answers over the years and has been argued for just as long, thus the question is asked should ferrets be universally kept as pets, despite the rumors surrounding them. Ferrets have been domesticated by humans for at least 2500 years and have yet to become worldwide pets, as they are considered “wild mad animals” in some countries and “vermin” in others, but this is not true, fe...   [tags: wild mad animals, vermin] 585 words
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Zombies: Face-Eating Cannibal Attack - Brains. Must have brains. There are a lot of far-fetched scenes that horror movies have filled in our heads over the years. Many elements of fiction have created varying degrees of panic, more so since the emergence of the false “Based on a True Story” label. There is one terrifying creature once thought to be fictitious that has recently gained popularity in the media as well as news channels around the world. A situation that would have negative global effects far worse than any other natural disaster previously experienced....   [tags: horror movie, fiction, biology, neurology, fear]
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Louis Pasteur: An Amazing Chemist - ... Pasteur proved this as he boiled broth in a flask with a curved neck. He let the flask sit there for a year or so, and found that there still were not any microorganisms in the broth. Then, he broke off the curved neck of the flask and the broth eventually became full of microorganisms, bacteria, and germs. Louis Pasteur made several discoveries that have been very beneficial for the common people. Louis Pasteur discovered that milk soured from fermentation and that he could prevent it with Pasteurization....   [tags: Cure, Scientist, Nobel Prize] 575 words
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Small Animal Diseases - Louise Pasteur, a Frenchman who was neither a physician nor a veterinarian moved into the spotlight to help find a vaccine for Rabies. He began the study of Rabies when two rabid dogs were brought into his laboratory. One of the dogs suffered from the dumb form of the disease: his lower jaw hung down, he foamed at the mouth, and his eyes had a rather vacant look. The other dog was furious: he snapped, bit any object held out to him, and let out frightening howls (McCoy 65). Through the studies already observed, rabies was transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal, and that the incubation period varied from a few days to several months....   [tags: essays research papers] 3437 words
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The Significant and Enduring Impact Louis Pasteur Had on Public Health - ... Fortitude also came in his childhood when a wolf bit his friend and nearly died from rabies (Berche, 2012). Louis Pasteur Education Louis received his bachelor's degree in letters in August of 1840. Louis received his doctoral degree in 1847 with a thesis on crystallography. Pasteur studied how certain crystals affect light and at the age of 26, he started working on his doctoral thesis on crystallography, the study of forms and structures of crystals. Louis began working with two acids commonly found in the sediments of fermenting wine....   [tags: advances in medicines, vaccines]
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How Serious Can a Cat Bite Be? - ... Without proper treatment this can progress and pain may involve the whole arm, with red streaks on the skin extending to the arm. Lymph nodes in the armpits may become swollen. You may lose sensation in the fingers or hand, as well as ability to move the hand or arm. Fever, chills, sweating and loss of energy may also occur. These symptoms should send you to the emergency room or to your doctor's office. More serious complications include meningitis (affecting the brain coverings) and sepsis (widespread or disseminated infection)....   [tags: infection, complications, antibiotic]
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Edgar Allan Poe's Addiction and Death - ... It really wasn’t until the raven when he may have lost some stress due to the high amount of receive he got from all the people writing his piece. It was the book of the century everyone loved it. Most likely the newfound fame led to stress which induced more drinking and getting more drunk every time. As stated in the writing Poe would have not been able to take care of himself if he was in a state of delirium. Alcohol would be the major cause of this delirium mostly due to the fact that when a body is breaking down alcohol it is delusional and even can cause death if too much is consumed....   [tags: notorious American writers] 642 words
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Human Fears of Biological Science - Biology, genetic engineering, research, humans and animals all have one thing in common; they all will potentially start the spread of the worst viral disease known to humanity. AIDS, a viral disease of the human, is spreading rapidly across the world. Also, parasites, rabies, and toxoplasma gondii are all potential factors in the human body takeover. Zombie films today help show how the world will be when this happens. Blood, saliva, and biting will all be known as curse words to society. Society in one’s eyes will never be the same....   [tags: Health]
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Symbols in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - A symbol is a word or expression which signifies something other than the physical object to which it directly refers. The book “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee contains three recognizable symbols. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (103) This could possibly be a symbol for Tom Robinson. He was innocent, yet sentenced to death because of his ethnicity....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 509 words
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The Role of Virus Receptor Recognition in the Determination of Pathogenesis - Viruses are small infectious particles consist of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA), an outer coat called capsid and sometimes a glycoprotein envelope. While some viruses have RNA as a genetic material such as hepatitis C virus, others have DNA such as poxviruses. Some studies consider viruses as a non-living organisms because of the fact that they cannot reproduce and synthesize their essential materials independently (NCBI, 2004). Viruses can infect bacteria, animals and plants (UXL Encyclopedia of Science, 2002)....   [tags: Micobiologyy Essays]
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The Father of Microbes: Biography of Louis Pasteur - Louis Pasteur was born in the town of Dole, France in a family of tanners. He was born in December 27, 1822, in a time when the germs and microbes hadn’t been discovered. The profession of tanner is a person who gets leather to become soft and strong. This profession came from his great grandfather who owned a tanning business since 1763 (Notable Biographies, 2008). As children, the Jean-Joseph and Jeanne Roqui Pasteur, taught them to be loyal, respect, financial security, and hard work. By the year of 1831, Pasteur went to Ecole Primaire and to College d’ Arboix (Pasteur Brewing, 2008) where it is believed that he witnesses treatment of rabies on victims which killed 16 on that day....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Not so Suspicious Death of Edgar A. Poe - Knowledge of Edgar Allan Poe is spread across decades and even centuries. Many have read his poems as a kid but, most do not know that the famous literary artist’s death was made a mystery like the ones he wrote about.The death of this renowned literary figure has caused much debate among historians, literary scholars, and medical doctors. This is due to the multiple possibilities for the cause of Edgar’s peculiar last days; many of which can be disproved. Though many theories have been made, a modernized medical perspective on this case gives answers that the others do not....   [tags: mystery, bar, alcohol over use]
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Encephalitis: Causes, Progression and Treatment of the Condition - Introduction Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain due to a viral infection (infectious) or when the immune system mistakenly begins to attack brain tissue (autoimmune encephalitis) (Clinic, 2011). Encephalitis is sometimes considered an “acute” condition as the term means it happens abruptly, develops rapidly and requires urgent care (Clinic, 2011). This infection is not very common as statistics show that encephalitis occurs in approximately 0.5 in every 1 000 000 individuals, most of them children, elderly people and individuals with weakened immune system (Gondim, 2013)....   [tags: Brain Inflammation, Mechanical Ventilation]
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Taking a Look at Guillain-Barre Syndrome - ... The lymphocytes are the bodyguards of the body, attacking the infectious organisms, the hallmark of an autoimmune disease is inflammation with lymphocytes. Many different bacteria’s and infections can cause Guillain-Barre syndrome, including Cytomegalovirus, Mycoplasma pnemoniae, Campylobacter jejuni, Epstein Barr syndrome, HIV and AIDS. The main cause of Guillain-Barre is the immune system attacking the infection. Another cause of this neuropathy disorder are vaccinations. For example, after about five million patients were vaccinated from swine influenza, five hundred and thirty two cases reported of Guillain-Barre syndrome after the vaccination was administered....   [tags: peripheral neuropathy] 2178 words
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The Federal Republic of Nigeria - ... The most widespread and common non-English languages are Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo languages. In 2009, a study stated that 50.4% of the population was Muslim while the rest were Christian and about 1.4% of the population practice other religion (World Population Review, 2013). Total median age is 18.2years, 18.1years for men and 18.3 years for women, population growth rate is 2.47% with a birth and death rate is 38.03 births/1000 population and 13.16 deaths/1,000 population respectively. Total infant mortality rate is 72.97 deaths/1,000 live births with 77.98 deaths/1000 live births in males and 67.66 deaths/1000 live births....   [tags: population, migration] 651 words
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Do People Really Know What is Sacrificed for Animal Testing? - Imagine being in a cold isolated cage with no hope of getting out. Think of what it would be like to have so much terror that it is hard to stop trembling with fear. All you see is your friends being picked off one by one and never seen again. They know what is coming next, another painful procedure that might not even kill them but leave them suffering for hours until they wish for death. That is what it is like for animals in a laboratory every day, right this very second. People do not like to think about these horrible things because they would have to realize that these horrific things are really going on....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Describing all Phobias, but Particularly Coulrophobia and Monophobia - ... The man’s name was Nicanor and when ever he went out he would become terrified of the flute. This unexplained phobia was also only present at night and in daylight he was completely unaffected. The term phobia doesn't re-appear in print until 1801 but by the late 1800s the word was very common. Coulrophobia is more common western society (where clowns are more commonly introduced to people of a younger age.) Phobias, named or not, have been around for a long time and seem to exist in every state, every country, and every continent on this planet....   [tags: extreme fear]
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Louis Pasteur, The Most Famous French Chemist -   Louis Pasteur, the most famous French chemist in the world, was born on December 27, 1822 and passed away on September 28,1895. He said: “There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are science and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it”, which showed his ideal method for science. In this quote, he admitted that theoretical science and applied science have to go together and his whole scientific life went on this way....   [tags: Biography, France, Milk, Pasteurization]
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