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The Failure of Crace’s Quarantine

- The Failure of Crace’s Quarantine Quarantine is the latest installment in a sub-genre of literature where the central conceit is to tell a story from the point of view of the minor characters in a famous tale, with the more renowned stars of the originals taking in subordinate roles. Quarantine he tells the story of Christ's forty days in the wilderness, but with Jesus shunted to the periphery, in favor of several other pilgrims. In particular, the novel focuses on a trader, Musa--dishonest, loutish, and brutal--whom Jesus almost incidentally brings back to life from an apparently fatal illness....   [tags: Quarantine Essays]

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The Australian Quarantine

- The Australian Quarantine Quarantine is Australia's first line of defense, protecting our unique environment against exotic pests and diseases. The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service is a government dept. that (AQIS) inspects incoming luggage, cargo, mail, animals and plants and their products, and provide inspection and certification for a range of exports. Selection process ================= Selection advisory committees when considering who to hire use the following to assess each applicant * Written application * Interview performance * Referee reports/ reference checks * Technical assessment * Security check * Me...   [tags: Papers]

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The Epidemic Of Great Distress

- In times of great distress, the United States is known for pooling all of its resources in order to help those who need it. The newest worldwide epidemic to cause alarm is Ebola. Ebola has been around in West Africa for many years, but because cases of infected persons in the United States have come up, people all around the world are starting to take notice. In an effort to combat this disease, the United States government is trying to find the best ways to stop the spread of Ebola and help those that already have it....   [tags: Africa, West Africa, Barack Obama, Quarantine]

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railroad and disease

- The adoption of the rail system in the United States not only revolutionized the transportation of people, goods, and information but also revolutionized the transportation of pathogens. The rapid growth in transportation, the cramped living spaces, travel arrangements and poorly organized sanitation protocols exacerbated the rampant spread of disease. The lacking public health policies of the time showed that the United States was not ready for the silent killers that would accompany passengers as they rode the rails....   [tags: Severy Dehydration, Quarantine]

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Methods Used to Combat the Plague

- During the Middle Ages, the threat of disease and sickness was a constant threat throughout Europe and Asia. The year of 1348, marked the beginning of what most call the Black Death. This time of tremendous hardship and suffering continued until the start of the Renaissance in the late 14th century. Although the plague brought about tribulation and death, the aftermath of the epidemic introduced reform and new ideas to Europe. With the Renaissance on the horizon, medical sector was on the brick of revolutionary concepts and beliefs, while the social hierarchy was about to experience a major change....   [tags: epidemic, black death, quarintine]

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Tuberculosis (TB) Research

- Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. It usually will affect and take place at the lungs in the human body. The symptoms of TB include fever, cough, pain in the chest, and sweating at night. In addition, Tuberculosis can spread by a sneeze or a cough from person to person. Most commonly, the TB germs will spread to the air by talking, sneezing, coughing, and singing. Since the lungs are infected, the TB germs are most likely to come out from patient’s mouth....   [tags: quarentine, incurable, contagious]

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Utilitarian And Deontology Ethics And Ebola

- Utilitarian and Deontology ethics and Ebola Quarantine Recently, there has been a large outbreak of the Ebola Hemorrhagic virus in West Africa, causing wide spread suffering and death in the region. In effect, many humanitarian missions have been deemed necessary to help countries treating patients suffering from the virus, as well as preventing the expansion of the epidemic. Unfortunately, some of the medical personnel who went on the humanitarian missions have returned to their own countries only to come down with the virus days later....   [tags: Ethics, Utilitarianism, Normative ethics]

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The Epidemic Of Ebola Virus

- In 2014, the Ebola virus became a worldwide epidemic. It is believed the outbreak initially started in Guinea from a toddler that became infected with the virus, then it spread through the young child 's family and their village. Now, the world is dealing with the largest outbreak of Ebola with over 5,000 deaths reported with no slowing of the spread of the disease in sight. Many organizations worldwide have teamed up to try and combat this type of hemorrhagic fever but Ebola manages to continue to spread despite intense effort to obliterate the disease....   [tags: Health care provider, Patient, Health care]

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Outbreak Of The Ebola Virus Disease

- Over the past few months, Ebola has captured global attention due to the mass amounts of media coverage swarming the topic. As a result of this sudden outburst of attention to Ebola, the general public might believe this recent pandemic to be the first of its kind: however, there have been several reported cases of the Ebola virus disease that date back to 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. One contested issue that emerges from the current outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa is the treatment of health care workers who are returning to the United States after working with the infected people....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider]

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Spanish Flu And Disease Prevention

- SPANISH FLU AND DISEASE PREVENTION: ISU ESSAY In the fall of 1918, a vicious and deadly virus quickly spread through the entirety of Canada, effecting many healthy young men and women. Killing close to 50 000 Canadians in a single year, the Spanish Influenza is considered to be one of the most fatal pandemics in Canadian history. In 1918, quarantines were not a new concept, but the quality and quantity of quarantines changed impressively during the fight against the Spanish flu. Unlike quarantines, vaccines were a completely new phenomenon; prior to the flu epidemic, there was almost no history of vaccines in Canada....   [tags: Infectious disease, Influenza, Pandemic]

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The Effects of Citrus Canker and Citrus Greening on the Florida Citrus Industry

- For citrus growers in Florida, the future is uncertain. Two bacterial diseases, named citrus canker and citrus greening disease, have devastated countless acres of trees across the state. For an industry that “generates about $8.9 billion a year,” this is no small issue (“Citrus Greening”). The Florida Citrus Grower’s Association would like to import a landrace of orange discovered in China that is resistant to citrus greening disease and test it in Florida to discover its effects on both citrus canker and greening....   [tags: Florida Citrus Industry]

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The Kennedy Administration Properly Handels the Cuban Missile Crisis

- The Kennedy Administration adverted many catastrophes during its shortened term using its leader's young mind and ability to negotiate with their peers. The Cold War tested the young John F. Kennedy because he had to stay composed to his country yet control the melt down his administration had just been put through with The Bay of Pigs Invasion. Kennedy had always tried to search for ways to avoid any military actions and he found the correct ways to use language rather than weapons to get his point across to Soviet Russia that he would not tolerate any missiles so close to his country....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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The Netflix Original Series Between Follows Residents Of The Town, Pretty Lake

- ... However, their plan changes when Wiley ends up giving birth to her son. Willey did not tell Adam the real reason behind her changing her mind. Instead she made up an excuse behind her sudden change of heart. Not to mention, Adam decided to go through with his plan to escape and was spotted by the guards and almost shot. Notably, in the series, the government continues to promise that they will in fact lift the quarantine only if, and when residents burn the bodies of the deceased. Gord’s grandfather dies as a result of the “plague” like death, and he is forced to look after his sister Franny....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Death, Plague]

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Epidemics and the Control of Disease around the 1840s

- Epidemics and the Control of Disease around the 1840s In Andrea Barrett's "Ship Fever", we get a historical fiction approach to ships and disease in the mid-nineteenth century. We encounter such diseases as Dysentery, Dropsy, and Ship Fever; most likely being Yellow fever. Another disease mentioned in the novella is auge, which is most likely the same or similar to Dengue fever or Black fever. Let's briefly talk about each of these before moving on to their role in the story. Dysentery is caused by the Shigella species of bacteria....   [tags: Research Diseases Health papers]

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Biological Control of the Erythrina Gall Wasp

- There is a long history of failed attempts of biological controls in Hawaii. The one ingrained in everyone’s mind is the day hunting mongoose released to control nocturnal rats in the 1800’s. However, a stricter quarantine process was set up by the State since and there have been numerous effective bio-controls. Within the last four years the Erythrina Gall Wasp has rapidly become a highly invasive pest in Hawaii. Facing no long-term control other than bio-control the Erythrina Gall Wasp’s cousin has been released throughout the islands to save Erythrina plants....   [tags: Hawaii, Entomology, Insects, Agriculture]

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Sequence of Events: The Cuban Missile Crisis

- The Cuban Missile Crisis was a large political and military tension among Cuba, the Soviet Union, and the United States. The crisis included many different events. The tension and secrecy almost drove the three nations to the first absolute nuclear war. This predicament started when Fidel Castro rose to power as a dictator in Cuba on January 1, 1959 (Cuban Missile Crisis Timeline). Shortly after he became the country’s leader, on December 19, 1960, he openly stated that he agreed with the Soviet Union and their policies (Cuban Missile Crisis Timeline)....   [tags: World History]

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Government Responses and Expectations During the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919

- The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 occurred during the midst of World War I, and it would claim more lives than the war itself. The disease erupted suddenly without a forewarning and spread rapidly across the globe. It seemed as though all of humanity had fallen under the mercy of this deadly illness. Influenza had very clear symptoms as described by William Collier in his letter to The Lancet. After a patient seizes their temperature can run up to 105° or more while their pulse averages at about 90 beats per minute....   [tags: world war I, health organizations, illnesses]

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A Futuristic Story

- The day it all started, the turning point. We thought we were the master race, untouchable to whatever else lay wake on this planet. Our number one enemy, killer of millions was always in our shadow. We had been in a constant war against it since the dawn of time; it evolves rapidly and is a silent killer. The year was now 2350, everyone had been affected by it, it ravaged town’s even cities with ease, and everyone knew someone who had been taken by it. The quarantine law was enacted to supposedly help the people, but it just demoralized us, taking loved ones away with little hope of return...no hope....   [tags: Enemy, Death]

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Cattle, Disease Prevention Is Vital

- ... Farmers must be very careful when feeding their cattle and must make sure feed is of high quality and safe for their cattle to consume. To help prevent the spread of diseases, farmers should have their feed tested. “...the beef industry agreed to a voluntary ban on the use of ruminant-derived protein supplements in cattle feed in 1996, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the feed ban a law in 1997.”(BSE) Preventing diseases is essential for a healthy and successful herd. There are many different methods that can be used....   [tags: Infectious disease, Infection, Cattle, Disease]

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HIV and AIDS: Public Safety vs. Civil Liberties

- When a nation is faced with a deadly epidemic does the country have the right to suspend individual’s rights in order to better protect the welfare of the community. This debate has emerged across the U.S.; many have implemented quarantines with regards to h1n1 virus and other contagious, potentially deadly diseases. This includes but is not limited to isolating individuals infected, closing schools, and shutting down public transportation systems. Others are considering enacting new and controversial rules....   [tags: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, STDs]

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What is Leeprosy?

- What is Leprosy. Leprosy, known since biblical times, also called Hansen’s disease, is a chronic infectious disease that affects the peripheral nerves, skin, upper respiratory tract, eyes and nasal mucosa. It causes skin sores that are disfiguring, nerve damage and muscle weakness that gets worse over time. Caused by the Bacterium; Mycobacterium leprae, was discovered by G.A. Hansen in Norway in 1873. There are 2 types of leprosy: tuberculoid leprosy and lepromatous leprosy. Tuberculoid leprosy is the less severe and less contagious....   [tags: Hansen's Disease, Chronic Infectious Disease]

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Discrimination Agaist People With AIDS

- Discrimination has grown over the years to become a major problem around the world. There are many different issues that discrimination addresses; one of the main issues assesses HIV/AIDS. Many people who are infected with the disease are discriminated against due to a predicament that they have no control of after they have been diagnosed. In various instances, ambulance workers are not transporting AIDS patients to the hospital, and funeral-parlor employees refuse to handle the bodies of AIDS victims who died....   [tags: AIDS Essays]

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Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

- The premise of the novel (Year of Wonders) could be seen as the antithesis of a journey as the villagers voluntarily agree to undertake a quarantine, which means they literally cannot go anywhere. In what way does this text represent a journey. Though the characters in Year of Wonders are unable to take a physical journey due to their actions, their circumstances cause them to embark on many spiritual, mental and emotional journeys through the course of the novel. Anna Frith, for instance, is forced during the plague year to overcome the deaths of her sons and family, and take upon many new roles that she otherwise would not have....   [tags: Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks]

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World War Z by Max Brooks

- Throughout World War Z by Max Brooks, readers can see how the apocalypse begins. Some of these mistakes can be considered individual human error, but overall can be seen as the government failing to serve its purpose. For example, early in the book, China first discovered that there was a newfound disease starting to spread. Instead of taking the responsibility for this disease, they shrugged it off and redirected other countries attentions. This caused the disease to start as a small outbreak and eventually multiplied....   [tags: apocalyptic novels, story analysis]

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The Epidemic Of Infectious Disease

- Over the next 30 years I anticipate there will be an increase in the number of infectious disease. This has been a growing issue of the last years, such as the first outbreak of the H1N1 Swine flu in 2009 and this was due to many people not receiving the flu shot. The outbreak of H1N1 open up people to become more aware of the influenza virus can kill quickly. According to the CDC, the leading cause death in the United States is due to infectious disease and acute illness to chronic disease and degenerative illness....   [tags: Medicine, Public health, Health care]

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The Spanish Flu in Remission

- The Spanish Flu in Remission For many it appears like there is finally reason to take a deep sigh of relief. The deadly Spanish Flu, now believed to have begun on the battlefields and in the military hospitals of the war, appears to be in remission. In the previous two days the death tolls has gone from 302 down to 269, and it today reached a remarkable low of only 17. Still the business men's advisory committee and our local Health Commission say that we must "keep up the fight so long as there is a case of influenza." The eradication of this illness is the responsibility of every citizen and does not simply rest with the physician....   [tags: Journalism Influenza Health Medical Essays]

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The Black Death Plague

- The Black Death Plague The Black Death plague, also known as the Bubonic plague, attacked Europe in 1347. The Bubonic plague was one of the many pestilences that would attack almost the entire Eastern Hemisphere. The last plague attacked a European city, Marseilles in 1722. On 1347, the name “Black Deathâ€Â?, or the “Bubonic Plagueâ€Â. was not used. During that time, they called the plague the Pestilence, or the Great Mortality. As we can see, the Black Death Plague has been in existence for about 650 years, and many are still unsure of the origin of this deadly plague....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Spanish Flu's Impact on Children's Education

- Spanish Flu's Impact on Children's Education Though initially there was no fear of this "Spanish influenza" during the summer months of this year, now it appears that it is quite a threat here in Southern California. Surgeon-General Rupert Blue of the Public Health Service who recently commented, "that the epidemic of 1893 which swept a large part of Europe and this country was caused by a very minute bacterium commonly called Pfeiffer bacillus" supported the origins of this questionably new influenza....   [tags: Journalism Media Studies Health Influenza Essays]

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Irish Immigration To Canada

- Irish Immigration to Canada The Irish began immigrating to North America in the 1820s, when the lack of jobs and poverty forced them to seek better opportunities elsewhere after the end of the major European wars. When the Europeans could finally stop depending on the Irish for food during war, the investment in Irish agricultural products reduced and the boom was over. After an economic boom, there comes a bust and unemployment was the result. Two-thirds of the people of Ireland depended on potato harvests as a main source of income and, more importantly, food....   [tags: essays research papers]

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New York and the Spanish Influenza

- New York and the Spanish Influenza NEW YORK--Although public health officials, including the Surgeon General, have been reluctant to declare an epidemic of crisis proportions, indications that something more than a mild flu season was at hand began to appear as far back as May when reports from China, the Front lines, and other places around the world, were telling of large numbers of people becoming suddenly ill.1 Few deaths were acknowledged in those early reports and most reports indicated the illness only lasted a few days....   [tags: Influenza Epidemics Health Essays]

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

- The Cuban Missile Crisis The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 was the closest the world has ever come to nuclear war. The crisis was a major confrontation between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The confrontation was caused by the Soviets putting missiles in Cuba, just 90 miles off the coast of the United States of America. The world was in the hands of President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khruchchev. These two men would have to reach a compromise or else the results would be fatal....   [tags: Papers]

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Letter to Grandma

- I did some research about tuberculosis and wanted to share and explain my findings. Firstly, tuberculosis, TB, is an extremely deadly disease that affects your lungs (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2012). It is a highly contagious disease that comes from bacteria. It is spread when someone who is infected with the disease exposes it into the air through various ways such as breathing, coughing, or sneezing, and then someone else breathes in the bacteria in the air (CDC, 2012)....   [tags: tuberculosis, lung disease]

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Spanish Influenza Outbreak, 1918

- Spanish Influenza Outbreak, 1918 In the midst of perfect health, in a circumscribed community... the first case of influenza would occur, and then within the next few hours or days a large proportion- and occasionally every single individual of that community- would be stricken down with the same type of febrile illness, the rate of spread from one to another being remarkable... Barrack rooms which the day before had been full of bustle and life, would now converted wholesale into one great sick room, the number of sick developing so rapidly that hospitals were within a day or two so overfull that fresh admissions were impossible....   [tags: American America History]

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Modern European History : A Turning Point For The Continent Of Europe

- ... Through all of these religious bringing’s, the church still did not approve of the whippings due to the fact that “only members of the clergy were supposed to determine acts of penance” or forgiveness of sins (Hunt, The Making of the West, 415). The plague also affected the people outside of the city or the peasants. With all the deaths, there were fewer people to work the lands and with the hundred years going on money was tight. Since money was tight, lords were not able to pay their serfs as much....   [tags: Black Death, Middle Ages, England]

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Health Screening Is Vital For All Arriving And Departing International Flights

- Airports have always been in the spotlight when diseases spread from one region to the next. This progression all begins when somebody with a contagious disease steps on to a plane to fly to his or her destination. Not only are they on the way to their destination, but their germs are also going with them. Without a way of preventing this infected person from flying out of an airport, their illness is easily transported to their next destination. Because of this, consistent health screening is vital for all arriving and departing international flights so that airports can find, isolate, and treat disease spread over infected areas to prevent damaging and contagious effects disease can have...   [tags: Infectious disease, Epidemiology]

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Industrial Antibiotics : A Foreign Sounding Ailment With No Cure

- Lucas Rusch Heather Hill 86129/English Comp 1 2 December 2014 Industrial Antibiotics Imagine contracting a foreign sounding ailment with no known cure, so contagious that doctors and Center for Disease Control (CDC) specialists lock you in quarantine with no hope for life. With the recent Ebola outbreak reaching U.S. shores, this is a reality for many Americans. What few know is that this type of medical quarantine has taken place in many U.S. hospitals for years, with little to no media coverage....   [tags: Antibiotic resistance, Bacteria]

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The Pros and Cons of Keeping Tigers In Captivity

- “The tiger is the biggest of the big cats, reaching an extraordinary 4 meters in length and 350 kilograms in weight-as heavy as 100 domestic cats!” (“Tiger Facts” 1). That is one big cat. You might think that such a large predator would thrive, but tigers are an endangered species, and have been for years. “Intelligent and agile, big cats are ideally designed to hunt, with sharp teeth and claws, strong jaws, powerful bodies, excellent eyesight, acute hearing and a good sense of smell” (“Tiger Facts” 1)....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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Cuban Missile Crisis: The Brink of Global Nuclear War

- Cuban Missile Crisis: The Brink of Global Nuclear War The Cuban Missile Crisis had a huge impact on society even years after it was resolved because the incident had brought our nation and the world so close to the brink of nuclear war. Before the Cuban Missile Crisis had occurred, many other factors had been piling up and building undesirable tensions between many countries. Along the way new allies and enemies were made causing more stress to the Cold War. The new bonds that formed after Cuba was taken over by Fidel Castro pushed nuclear war to the very edge....   [tags: History, Politics]

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The Realist Perspective of the Cuban Missile Crisis

- The Cuban Missile Crisis lasted two weeks in the midst of the Cold War, and brought the world closer to nuclear war than ever before. In October of 1962 multiple nuclear missiles of the Soviet Union’ s were discovered in Cuba, a mere 90 miles south of the United States. Given the communist ties between Cuba and the USSR, this poised a considerable threat to our national security. Throughout the 14 days the two leaders, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev struggled to clearly understand each others‘ genuine intentions....   [tags: Power Differentials, Diplomatic Resolution]

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Criticism of John F Kennedy's Leadership and Management

- Thesis – President John F. Kennedy’s leadership and management of the Cuban Missile Crisis will be held up against criticism as a model of diplomacy and humanity. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, a Democratic President of All People, was born May 29, 1917 into the wealth and prominence of two Irish Catholic families. Upon graduation from Harvard, John Kennedy joined the U.S. Navy. He commanded a Patrol PT-109 that was attacked by a Japanese Warship. Kennedy, as a very young man showed his character, risked his life while saving his crew men....   [tags: cold war, democracy, cuba]

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Influenza Virus' Economic and Social Disruption to Society

- The Influenza virus is a unique respiratory viral disease that can have serious economic and social disruption to society. The virus is airborne transmitted through droplets release by coughing or sneezing from an infected person or by touching infected surfaces. Symptoms range from mild to severe and may even result in death. People with the virus usually experience fever, headache, shivering, muscle pain and cough, which can lead to more severe respiratory illness such as pneumonia. People most susceptible to the flu virus are elderly individuals and young children as well as anyone whose health or immune system has been compromise....   [tags: flu pandemic, respiratory, health]

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The Significance of the Cuban Missile Crisis

- When speaking about the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy said, "It is insane that two men, sitting on opposite sides of the world, should be able to decide to bring an end to civilization” (“Nuclear Test Ban Treaty” 1). the Cuban Missile Crisis was a time where these two men, Kennedy and Khrushchev, had the power in their hands to end civilization. In order to understand the importance of the Cuban Missile Crisis one must understand, the Cold war drama; the dangerous crisis; and its importance today....   [tags: Cold War, Crisis, Kennedy]

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Features and Specifications for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

- 2.1 Description Malwarebytes Anti-Malware claims to find malware that many other anti-virus and anti-spyware programs miss, including rogue security software, adware and spyware. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scans in batch mode, rather than scanning all files opened, reducing interference if on-demand anti-malware software is also running on the computer.[5][6] The technique which can find malware that other program miss is such a good ability for this application. This is because it will redeem the weakness of only one major antivirus or antimalware program and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is compatible with other program, so you do not need to afraid fighting between Malwarebytes Anti-Malware a...   [tags: security, scanning, software]

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The Supreme Law Of The Land

- The supreme law of the land (“Constitution of the United States” 17), the source of all government power (“The Constitution” 1), the Constitution, framed in 1787 established the structure of United States government on the basis of the unprecedented notion: federalism. Federalism, the division of power amongst varying levels of government, first appeared in the English language in 1793 (Oxford English Dictionary), and has since remained true to both its American origin and denotation. In modern times, federalism is evident in the American system in addressing the West-African epidemic, and borderline pandemic, ebola....   [tags: Federal government of the United States]

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The Effects of the Plague

- During the Middle Ages, trade flourished across Europe. Thousands of people would gather at various ports to wait for ships to return from foreign places carrying an assortment of exotic foods and goods. “In October 1347, trading ships docked at the Sicilian port of Messina after a long journey through the Black Sea” (Roos, 41). Greeters and spectators, who were waiting anxiously for exotic goods, discovered something horrid instead. A majority of the sailors on board were deceased and the small remainder who had survived the trip were quickly dying as well....   [tags: black death, bubonic plague, rats]

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Concentration Camps in the Holocaust

- The Nazis rose to power, leading to concentration camps being created. The Nazis had a whole system planned out for each concentration camp, but life in the camps was not easy. The Nazis rose to power, which lead to a time in history that will never be forgotten. The Nazi party came into power in 1933 (Jane 4). Soon after the first concentration camps were made in Germany (ushmm.org). The reason behind the Nazi party rising in power is “the Nazis wanted to create a new German empire, the Third Reich....   [tags: nazi, prisoner, suffering]

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A Citizen of New York City

- A Citizen of New York City I am proud to be a citizen of New York City. I am especially proud in this time of war, when so many of our brothers, sons, nephews, and friends are off fighting for this fine country of ours. It is saddening to see the countless obituaries of not only those killed in the war, but also of those whose lives have been taken [by] this epidemic that seems to have an insatiable hunger for human lives. I, along with numerous of my fellow citizens, have become more and more distraught to see the amount of death and destruction that has entered this fine city along with the war and this epidemic of influenza, both of which have created a dark cloud that casts a constant s...   [tags: Journalism Media Studies Influenza Health Essays]

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Poliomyelitis

- Brief summary of poliomyelitis The purpose of this paper is identifying poliomyelitis which is a fecal-oral group communicable disease worldwide and discussing health interventions to control and eliminate outbreaks and considering ethical dilemmas. The pathogen of poliomyelitis is poliovirus, an enterovirous that is transmitted by fecal-oral route through feces. Respiratory inhalation occurs and the virus initially replicates in the oro-pharynx and then invades the gastrointestinal tract. It can be transmitted via fecal-oral, airborne, water-borne processes, and asymptomatic carrier....   [tags: Communicable Diseases, Nursing]

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Cuban Missile Crisis

- The beginning of Cuban missile crisis-a conflict between two huge atomic nations, the U.S and the U.S.S.R. was a formal presentation made by the CIA to President Kennedy. Experts pointed to the missile base being constructed near San Cristobel, Cuba. No one expected that the Russians would build a base in Cuba for Ballistic Missiles after confirming that the Russians would sign an atmospheric test-ban treaty. This may have been justified by the fact that U.S had a similar base in Turkey near the border with the Soviet Union....   [tags: American History]

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

- When President John F. Kennedy failed with the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961, the United States started placing fifteen Jupiter intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBM) near Izmir, Turkey. Even though President Kennedy said that these missiles might have "questionable strategic value" the Soviet Premier, Nikita Khrushchev, made America aware of his anger and distain regarding Kennedy’s decision. Khrushchev believed that these missiles were not only an offense to him, but to his country as well....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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The First Cholera Outbreak

- Cholera conquered nineteenth century Europe like a new air to a throne. The first outbreaks of the disease appeared to have begun in India which spread smoothly into Britain by trade through Britain’s Indian based empire. Cholera is identified by rapid liquid diarrhea, vomiting, and accelerated dehydration due to depletion of bodily liquids and salts causing blood to coagulate and skin to turn blue. This leads to a fall in blood pressure, otherwise known as the “sinking stage”, which is accompanied by muscle cramping, sunken cheeks and eyes....   [tags: india, cholera epidemics, governments]

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Viewing the Cuban Missile Crisis Through the Eyes of an American Citizen

- In October of 1962, Bill Doman was living the American dream in Salt Lake City Utah. He had a wife, three small children and a steady job. He had recently graduated from the University of Utah and was awaiting his formal release from the military reserves, having served briefly in the Korean War some nine years earlier. Bill is a proud American, a history buff, which cultivated his love of this county. Then, in just thirteen days, his way of thinking concerning the security of the United States and his very own family was changed forever with the advent of the Cuban missile crisis (Doman)....   [tags: American History]

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Essay on Rfk's 13 Days

- Thirteen Days is an autobiography written by Robert F. Kennedy. It is based upon the memories of RFK during the Cuban missile crisis. He vividly recalls the thirteen days between October 16 and October 28, 1962. Within these thirteen days, havoc and stress faced the White House, especially to Senator RFK and his brother, President John F. Kennedy. The story is about the handling of the crisis by one brother and the personal account of the other. The two worked together to keep America and the world safe....   [tags: American History]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Robert Bullard’s How Race Affected the Federal Government’s Response to Katrina

- Dr. Robert Bullard is a researcher, activist and author who pioneered a branch of social science known as Environmental Justice. His efforts have been to fight toxic dumping in minority communities by bringing wide attention to this issue. He has been referred to as the "Father of Environmental Justice". (Bullard 1) This speech, “How Race Affected the Federal Government’s Response to Katrina” uses Hurricane Katrina and several other disasters to highlight inequities toward the black communities at all phases of disaster response....   [tags: Analysis of Rhetoric]

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Yellow Fever and its Impact on the Spanish-Cuban-American War

- Disease and war go hand and hand in war. Throughout history, any major military conflict opens a can of worms of disease and death, by moving people to new environments, as well as, cramming them into confined quarters the perfect habitat for human pathogens to prosper. At the turn of the last century Cuba was seeking independence from Spain, which the Spanish resisted by relocating rebel groups. This relocation and increase in density escalated the already problematic yellow fever epidemic. The fear of relocation caused many Cubans to immigrate to the United States, many with yellow fever in tow....   [tags: disease, epidemic, Cuba, independence, US]

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Strategizing Through a High-Pressure Period of Time: JFK

- Looking at the past presidents in the history of the US, John Fitzgerald Kennedy is easily one of the finest considering his accomplishments. He was known for establishing the Peace Corps, launching the first man to the moon and strategizing his way through the Cuban Missile Crisis. The only president to win a Pulitzer Prize, Kennedy knocks other leaders out of the water with the amount of achievements in his single term. American's today are grateful for Kennedy’s actions during the crisis, whereas the world could have been deceased if one wrong move was made....   [tags: cuban misile crisis, John Kennedy]

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Crisis and Aversion - The Story of Kennedy

- Crisis and Aversion - The Story of Kennedy Regarding presidents that have come to pass in the United States, one stands out as the finest. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, known simply as JFK to the public, partook in numerous accomplishments making him one of the best leaders in the history of America. As the only president to win a Pulitzer Prize, Kennedy stands unchallenged with the amount of achievements in his single term. He established the Peace Corps, launched the first man to the moon and resolved the Cuban Missile Crisis....   [tags: peace corps, space, cuban missile crises]

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The Outbreak Of The Plague

- The various responses to the outbreaks of the plague were ones of isolation, ones that were selfish, and ones that were rational. Some beliefs about the plague were that the sickness was caused by unsanitary conditions and that the plague either was caused by or could be solved by religion, and a concern was that economic affairs and public institutions were negatively affected. The belief that the plague either was caused by or could be solved by religion—namely, the belief that religious practices or items could cure those infected with the plague, and the belief that a god or gods struck humankind with the plague as punishment for sins—was common among people of all classes....   [tags: Black Death, Yersinia pestis, Bubonic plague]

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SARS: Modern Pandemic Episode

- Throughout the ages pandemic episodes have plagued mankind. Severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS is an example of a modern pandemic that recently affected the world. The SARS pandemic challenged world health care organizations and governments on how to confront a modern day pandemic episode. This paper will explore the origin of SARS and the steps taken to contain and treat the pandemic episode. SARS emerged mid-November 2002 in southern China, in the province of Guangdong, but was not officially reported until February 2003 to the governmental health care organization of Guangdong (Ahmad, Krumkamp, & Reintjes, 2009)....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]

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Cuban Missile Crisis

- The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war. The United States armed forces were at their highest state of readiness ever and Soviet field commanders in Cuba were prepared to use nuclear weapons to defend the island if it was invaded. Thanks to the bravery of two men, President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev, war was averted.(Fourteen days) In 1962 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev launched plans to supply Cuba with medium and intermediate range ballistic missiles that would put the eastern United States within range of nuclear missile attack....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cuban Missile Crisis

- 1. Cuban Missile Crisis A. Khrushchev, and the Russian military, placed nuclear offensive missiles into Cuba. A U-2 plane taking pictures over Cuba spotted the missile camps in Cuba, and brought it to the attention of the President. After a meeting with Russian officials, the Russian’s assured that the missiles were for defensive purposes only. The U.S. officials knew that the missiles were nuclear and for offensive purposes. So, instead of bombing the area before the missiles were ready, like the White House officials wanted, President Kennedy decided to put a quarantine line on the border of Cuba, to stop Russian ships from delivering nuclear equipment....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Fire Ant

- The Fire Ant (general overview and personal perspectives) The “Fire Ant” is one of the most feared migratory arthropods in North America. The first non-native species was introduced into the Port of Mobile, Alabama, starting in 1919, through soil ballast, from South American ships, being dumped ashore. The black fire ant (Solenopsis richteri Forel) arrived sometime in 1919, and the red fire ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren) sometime in the late 1930’s; both much more aggressive and harsh than their two sister species of fire ants, the Tropical fire ant (Solenopsis xyloni McCook) and the Southern fire ant (Solenopsis geminata Fabricius), which are considered native to North America....   [tags: essays research papers]

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In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, fate plays an extremely powerful role throughout the story

- [IMAGE] There are many definitions for the word fate. The definition of the word fate in the Dictionary is a power that supposedly predetermines events. Also fate means something that is unavoidable. It is meant to happen and cannot be changed. The tragic story of Romeo and Juliet has a sense of cruel fate in it. In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, fate plays an extremely powerful role throughout the story. It turns out to cause many terrible events. Shakespeare hints at the outcome throughout the story and makes the reader hope more and more that Romeo and Juliet can live together....   [tags: Papers]

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The Cuban Missile Crisis: Eyeball to Eyeball

- The Cuban Missile Crisis: Eyeball to Eyeball Eyeball to Eyeball: America, Cuba and The Soviet Union America and The Soviets again using other countries for their own warfare Excitement was high for Cuba, when Fidel Castro overthrew the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in January 1959. With a heady mixture of nationalism and left - wing ideologies US became very cautious for its southern comrades Central and Southern America and perhaps herself. When Castro took over Cuba, the US lost valuable investments in the sugar and tobacco crops of Cuba....   [tags: American America History]

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Romeo and Juliet Victims of Fate

- Romeo and Juliet Victims of Fate Even though nobody likes it, bad luck exists. There is no way to get rid of it, it is just a part of life. Not everything can go the way someone wants it to. If something random happens to someone and it favours them, like winning the lottery, then that is good luck for that person. Likewise, if something random happens to someone and it is unfavourable, like a rampaging rhinoceros escaping from a nearby zoo and brutally slaughtering them and 23 other people, that would be bad luck....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy

- In January of 1960, a young man by the name of John F. Kennedy was sworn in to uphold the office of President of the United States of America. He was assassinated on November 22, 1963, when he was only 46 years old. There is lots of speculation about the way he died. Here are just a few questions concerning his death. Who or how many people were involved in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. This is a question that has baffled many people for 33 years. Some of the main questions are: Was Lee Harvey Oswald the lone assassin....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Discussing Bio-Safety in The Hot Zone

- The Hot Zone is a true story of how Bio-safety level 4 hot agents have affected the lives of different people. The first incident is about Charles Monet a water-pump machinist at a sugar factory in Kenya, who went exploring with a friend in Kitman Cave; sixteen days later he lay dead in an intensive care unit. He bled out from every orifice in his body, his kidneys and liver destroyed, partially liquefied, his insides were that of a corpse. The cause of death was undetermined. Ten days after treating Monet, Dr....   [tags: Health]

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Understanding Albert Camus' The Plague

- Understanding The Plague The Plague, written by Albert Camus, is a triumph of literary craft. Camus created a commentary on the way humans react to trying situations and circumstances in his fictional city of Oran in North Africa. The reader is presented with Oran as a city of several hundred thousand people. All of whom seem to take life for granted. The people of Oran ar constantly driven by business or money and only stop for life's finer pleasures on the weekends. A fairly accurate parallel to today's world....   [tags: Albert Camus Plague Essays]

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A Developing Epidemic in Argentina

- A Developing Epidemic in Argentina BUENOS AIRES, Argentina--December is one of the loveliest times of year in the southern hemisphere of South America. On a typical summer day on a warm, Sunday afternoon, residents of Buenos Aires enjoy a relaxing jaunt along the Avenida de Mayo where one can browse the numerous shops of rare antiquities or simply retire to drinking tea in front of one of the many cafes along the avenue. Families with boisterous children picnic within the many public parks and gardens and bask in the warm sun....   [tags: Buenos Aires Journalism Influenza Health Essays]

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The World's Fight Against Microbes

- The World's Fight Against Microbes      Many infectious diseases that were nearly eradicated from the industrialized world, and newly emerging diseases are now breaking out all over the world due to the misuse of medicines, such as antibiotics and antivirals, the destruction of our environment, and shortsighted political action and/or inaction.      Viral hemorrhagic fevers are a group of diseases caused by viruses from four distinct families of viruses: filoviruses, arenaviruses, flaviviruses, and bunyaviruses....   [tags: Research Papers Science Biology Essays]

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

- The Cuban Missile Crisis The Cold War was a time in history when intense rivalry overcame two nations. Many historians agree that the Cold War began in 1945, the end of World War II, and lasted through the late 1980’s. The two opposing sides were the Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States. The Cold War was not a battle involving guns; in fact it was more about power and competition between two groups. Each side thought its political and economic systems were superior to the other. The competition between the Soviet Union and the United States increased which made settling disputes difficult....   [tags: American History Historical Essays]

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Ebola in The Hotzone

- Back in 1980 a certain Frenchman resided near the slopes of Mount Elgon. Mount Elgon and its slopes are an island of vegetation surrounded by savannah. And at the center of this island, being part of the mountain, lies a certain large cavity, Kitum Cave. It is this cave that our Frenchman one day decided to visit, bringing a paid “friend” along with him. It is speculated that it was during this trip that our Frenchman first contracted the virus Ebola. A few days later he is not feeling well. He is suffering from headaches, fever, and pain behind his eyes....   [tags: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever]

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

- The Cuban Missile Crisis The world was at the edge of a third world war. This was the result of a variety of things: the Cuban Revolution, the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion, US anti-communism, insecurity of the Soviet Union, and Cuba's fear of invasion all made causes for war. However, war was not the result due to great cooperation from both President Kennedy and President Khrushchev and each of the decisions made by the leaders was crucial in the outcome of The Crisis. Kennedy's choice to take action by means of quarantine instead of air-strike and Khrushchev's decision to abide by the quarantines were perhaps the two most significant decisions made by the leaders in order to preve...   [tags: American America History]

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What Were the Repercussions of President Kennedy and his Executive Committees decisions Made During the Cuban Missile Crisis?

- What were the repercussions of President Kennedy and his Executive Committees decisions made during the Cuban Missile Crisis. A. Plan of the Investigation This investigation will be an evaluation of President Kennedy’s Executive Committee and the repercussions of the decisions made during the thirteen days of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Tape recordings and files had been deemed classified, but these files are now released and the decisions made by the government can be assessed to the fullest extent....   [tags: cold war, US foreign policy]

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Mandatory Vaccination in the United States: A Past and Present Examination of Jacobson v Massachusetts

- ... In a 7 to 2 court decision, the Justices ruled that the safety and health of the citizens of Massachusetts were superior to the individual right, and by extension, compulsory vaccination is constitutional both within the Massachusetts and U.S. constitutions. Over one hundred years removed from this decision, this case is still discussed and analyzed in scholarly works, indicating the sustained relevance of the tensions and conflicts. The U.S. Supreme Court cited this case 69 times through 2004 (5)....   [tags: infringement upon personal liberty]

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Analysis Of The United States Department Of Agriculture Natural Resource 's Conservation Service Plants Database

- ... Currently, Florida has documented kudzu in 14 counties listed as Category I invasive species (The University of Flordia Center for Aquaticv and Invasive Plans; Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 2015). Within these counties there are management techniques on how to manage kudzu. In fact, there are five management techniques for kudzu in Florida. The five management techniques Florida has in place consist of consists of preventative, cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical....   [tags: Cost-benefit analysis, Cost, Weed, Kudzu]

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The Effect on Clergy and the Catholic Church during the Black Death

- Little was known about the clergy during the Black Death. For a long time people believed that the Catholic Church had fled from its duty to serve the people, but that could not be further from the truth. In recent discovery it was found that greater than 50 percent of clergy were killed during the Black Death. This was not because the clergy were running away; rather, the clergy stayed and helped the people in villages, knowing the likelihood they would survive would be slim throughout this epidemic....   [tags: history, the black death, catholic church]

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Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection, Social Darwinism and the Catholic Church

- A dark dense rainforest, the sound of rain falling on green leaves and the chatter of birds in the canopy surrounds you. On the forest ground two dark shapes circle each other, both let out an ear-piercing roar that silences the entire forest. The dark shapes revealed themselves to be a pair of male gorillas, suddenly they rear up on their back legs and clash together in a fury of swinging arms. The larger gorilla gets a direct blow to the other one as the crunch of bone fills the silent jungle air....   [tags: Social Darwinism]

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Ebola One of the Most Deadly Diseases of the New Age

- One of the most deadly diseases of the new age, basically has the same properties of a microwave and is able to liquefy the human body from the inside out. This disease is known as the Ebola hemorrhagic fever, also known as (EHF). EHF first was recorded in Sudan and Zaire in Africa. The initial recording of the virus infected 284 with a high mortality rate of 53%. The initial reservoir or transportation of the virus was not identified as the second outbreak occurred in Zaire, Africa in 1976, with a mortality rate of 88%....   [tags: virus, Africa, EHF, health]

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The Guiding Rules and Principles of Ragusa During the Middle Ages

- ... One is tempted to think of Ragusa as an early sign of a modern economy with strong fundamentals and an outward orientation. The literature on Ragusa is merely the work of historians, and solely contains statistics, mainly the interpretations are based on contemporary writers and evidence in archival works. Economic Development Ragusa was founded by Greek-Italian denizens in the 7th century who were fleeing from the Avar invasion of Epidaurus. By the 11th century Ragusa surfaced as a maritime and a commercial city, as Idrisi writes, “Ragusa was a large maritime town whose population consisted of hardworking craftsmen and possessed large fleet that traveled to different parts” (Carter, 197...   [tags: economics, maritime, trade]

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