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Salmonella Typhi is a very contagious infection in the intestines that affects the whole body. It is called by a bacteria called Salmonella Typhi that is found in the stools of an infected person. Most people in the United States get typhoid as a result of visiting another country. Typhoid is spread when a person eats food or water contaminated by human waste (stool or urine) containing Salmonella Typhi bacteria. Typhoid fever mostly preys upon people from the United States who visit other countries, because in a foreign country food and drink may have been handled by a person who is shedding Salmonella Typhi or if the bacteria gets into the water you use for washing or drinking.
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Tuberculosis. It was the cause of countless deaths throughout the history of humanity. It has been a fearful disease and has existed with humans for thousands of years; in the past two centuries alone, it ruthlessly murdered and crippled billions of people! It also has been called the white plague or white death, as this single microbe can be so devastating. It is one of the diseases that has tormented humans for ages and the story of this gruesome slaughterer continues even today.
Chagas disease Treatment for chagas disease starts from killing the parasite that causes it, chagas disease is treated with benznidazole and nifurtimox. Both drugs are available in the regions most affected by Chagas disease. Both medicines are very effective in curing the disease if given soon after infection at the onset of the acute phase. Once Chagas disease reaches the chronic phase, medications aren't effective for curing the disease. Instead, treatment depends on the specific signs and symptoms.
Salmonella – description, pathogenesis, symptoms Salmonella is a gram-negative bacillus that causes inflammation of the GI tract and in some cases, if the immune response is not sufficiently powerful and treatment is not administered, can become systemic and cause even more serious conditions throughout the body. After ingestion, these bacteria cause infection by invading the epithelial cells of the small intestine and macrophages. Though there are more than two thousand different subspecies of Salmonella, few of them are able to cause serious conditions in humans—for most, the disease resolves itself in a matter of days. Those who are most affected by Salmonella infection are infants, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems. Some of the main conditions caused by Salmonella are gastroenteritis, enteric fever, and bacteremia, while the general symptoms of salmonella include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
Seasonal colds and the flu are something that many are familiar with. They have symptoms ranging from common things like a sore throat and running nose, to body aches and just generally feeling ill. However, for Carlos Don, an athletic 12 year old, the common symptoms were a precursor to a severe bacterial infection by the name of MRSA. What his parents assumed was a normal seasonal illness turned out to be a devastating and ultimately fatal infection (Clemmitt 1). MRSA is a strain of the staph bacterium that has grown resistant to the usual treatment of methicillin, which gave the disease its name Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2013), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus auerus (MRSA) is a staph infection that is resistant to many antibiotics. This bacteria can be spread in numerous ways that include but are not limited to; contact with infected wounds, or improper hand hygiene. Consequently, MRSA can be carried by individuals whom have no signs or symptoms of the bacteria, and ultimately can spread the infection to others (CDC, 2013). The increased rates of MRSA warrant aggressive measures to be taken in the hospital setting to decrease the continued spread. This writer’s leadership vision is to provide specific understanding about MRSA to colonized staff and patients upon admission to the hospital, thereby diminishing the re-occurrence of the bacteria at discharge.
Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is a chronic infection that can be fatal to the infected individual which can result in death. TB is a bacterial infection in the lungs that can persist to other organs through the bloodstream. It is one of the leading causes of death from an infection worldwide. The mortality rate is much higher in developing countries with high incidence rate of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Tuberculosis is a very infectious disease due to it being airborne.
It claimed tens of thousands of victims including Pericles, the former leader of Athens. We know of this outbreak because of the last remaining source: Thucydides in his History of the Peloponnesian War (Smith, p. 1). Having been through the plague himself, Thucydides described the symptoms w... ... middle of paper ... ...5. Arizona Dept. of Health Services.