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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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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 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 - 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 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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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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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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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 - ... They also aide in diagnosing patients with certain syndromes. Due to Poe’s drinking habits Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome was likely to occur. Roger A. Francis M.D. a diagnostic specialist states that this syndrome consists of cognitive impairment, delirium, gait disturbance, and eye muscle paralysis and if it is left untreated it can result in coma and death (Francis 171). These symptoms are very similar to Edgar’s including cognitively impaired, delirium and he also went into coma then passed....   [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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Louis Pasteur: A National Hero - Louis Pasteur, one of the greatest benefactors of humanity was the first person to see that bacteria cause diseases. He was a scientist who associated an animal disease with a microorganism. Pasteur solved the mysteries of rabies, anthrax, chicken cholera, and silkworm diseases. He is also contributed to the development of the first vaccine. He described the basis of fermentation, wine-making using pasteurization and brewing of beer. Pasteur’s work gave way to many branches of science, making him responsible for some of the most theoretical concepts and practical applications of modern day science....   [tags: Biography ]
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History of Disease - A man named Leeuwenhoek was looking through a microscope. The microscope, which could magnify few hundred times has allowed him to see various materials that he had never seen before. This step of using a microscope has allowed him to discover the world of microbes that includes pathogens that are responsible for the deaths of millions of human lives. Throughout the history of humanity, people could not give a clear explanation why people became ill. In fact, the majority of people believed that illnesses were caused by evil spirits....   [tags: Medical Science] 1067 words
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Animal Control - The Maricopa County animal control has evolved over the last century and the best way to understand animal control is to look at it through history. During the first quarter of the 20th Century, Maricopa County communities were rural and sparsely populated. Dogs and cats were valued for what they contributed to this rural lifestyle. Dogs were working dogs earning their keep on a local ranch or farm, or they were used for hunting to help put food on the table. Some dogs, as well as cats, were used as mousers to help keep small rodents out of the homes and barns....   [tags: essays research papers] 702 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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Animal Testing is Vital to Medical Advances - Research is responsible for virtually all the medical breakthroughs there have been- there are medicines and vaccines and cures and treatments and more life saving benefits being developed today- but an important factor to the development of medical advances is the inclusion of animals in research. Virtually almost everyone alive has benefited from the medical advances made feasible through animal testing. According to my aunt Blanca, who is a mother of a child who was diagnosed with severe epilepsy says, “We should be thankful and supportive of animal testing” (Perez)....   [tags: vaccines, animal testing]
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The Work of a Veterinarian - Are you passionate about pets. Maybe you should think about becoming a veterinarian. The job outlook for this field is good. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of veterinarians is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2012.(pg.121) Veterinary practices are your average everyday local animal hospital, dealing only with domestic animals unless the hospital specializes on a specific type of animal. Rural veterinarians deal with the larger animals such as livestock and any average farm animal such as cows, pigs, goats....   [tags: Animal Science, informative] 1406 words
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The Crucial Role of Symbols in To Kill a Mockingbird - The Crucial Role of Symbols in To Kill a Mockingbird       In To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, themes and central ideas of the novel are emphasized by subtle symbols. Symbols shown throughout the novel not only represent concrete objects but also ideas, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes of the characters. Some symbols even represent more than one thing. Lee's recurring use of symbols contribute to the underlying themes and ideas of the novel. Lee's unusual title is a symbol itself and it keeps the reader in anticipation while waiting for a mockingbird to enter the story....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays]
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Comparsen Between The Book And Movie Cujo - Watching the movie is so much more interesting, and it grabs your imagination by the hand. There are not that many things that are different in the movie. In fact the movie describes what?s going on a little better than the book. Basically the book seems like an out line of the whole story and the book gets into details a little more. In the beginning of the book it talks about Tad going to bed and how he?s a little nervous because he thinks there is a monster under his bed. His father tucks him into bed and says good night....   [tags: essays research papers] 536 words
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The play of to Kill a Mocking Bird. Discuss how you would produce - The play of to Kill a Mocking Bird. Discuss how you would produce the incident in which Atticus shoots the rabid dog "The play of To Kill a Mocking Bird" was adapted from a novel by Harper Lee. The story is set in Maycomb, Alabama in 1935, when racism was rife. The play deals with racism and shows how the blacks were exploited. The play is split into two acts; Act One is about a black man being wrongly accused of raping a white woman. It is in Act Two that the audience finds out that the legal system would wrongly convict a man, just because he is black....   [tags: English Literature] 1238 words
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