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    522 Infectious Disease Project Rush Royals Natalia Rich, Amy Richards, Ryan Rickley, Brianne Riley, and Nicole Roehrig Identify the components of the Chain of Infection and specify Modes of Transmission to the development of the following infectious diseases: Ebola, Legionnaire’s Disease, Toxic Shock Syndrome. For each disease, identify the methods of “breaking” the chain of infection. (This section may not exceed 3000 words) Ebola Disease Description Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976

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    “poison, slimy liquid, or poison juice. ” Viruses are very small infectious (pathogenic) particles that cannot be seen with an ordinary lighted microscope. The virus is encapsulated with protein, and is unable to multiply unless it is living inside the cells of a living host. As such, when a virus enters the living cells of an animal or plant, something extraordinary

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    Infectious Disease Epidemics

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    Throughout human history disease has been linked to many facets of life and even the rise and fall of entire civilizations. Biological, social, political and economic forces have all influenced how the outbreak of disease is handled. Epidemics have altered history in how they have developed and the impact that they have had. In turn, epidemic management has been influenced by history and governments as humans have learned to cope with outbreaks and the social and political implications that result

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    Section 1 Malaria General Information Malaria is a common infectious disease found mainly in the tropics but in rare circumstances can be found in temperate areas. Depending on the circumstances malaria can be either life threatening cause serious illness. It is caused by parasites of the Plasmodium species(in text reference). These parasites are carried by mosquitoes which become infected after biting someone who has malaria. Malaria is then passed on to others when the infected mosquito bites another

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    infectious diseases

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    and death from infectious diseases are particularly tragic because they are preventable and treatable. Not surprisingly, the poorest and most vulnerable are the most severely affected by infectious disease. Infectious diseases are a major cause of death, disability and social and economic turmoil for millions around the world. Poverty stricken countries lack access to health care. Reports show that in nations with the lowest economic status the causes of death are primarily infectious and nutritional

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    Many studies are done on the causes of the spread of infectious disease, and their conclusion has been due to the transfer of germs, bacteria or viruses from one person to another. All the studies come down to the fact that proper hand washing technique can prevent the spread of those diseases. “Every year, lives are lost because of the spread of infections in hospitals. Health care workers can take steps to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. These steps are part of infection control” (Medline

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    Infectious Disease

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    Infectious Disease What is the stake of the American People and the Government by International Agencies to control Infectious Disease in Developing Countries? More people are at risk of infectious diseases than at any other time on history. Infectious diseases are worldwide problem requiring worldwide attention. Infectious diseases can weaken the strength of a nation's resources. In developing nations this poses even a greater threat. Diseases are threatening the economic stability of many

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    The Decline of Infectious Diseases

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    States predicted that infectious diseases were in decline. US surgeon Dr. William H. Stewart told the nation that it had already seen most of the frontiers in the field of contagious disease. Epidemiology seemed destined to become a scientific backwater (Karlen 1995, 3). Although people thought that this particular field was gradually dying, it wasn’t. A lot more of it was destined to come. By the late 1980s, it became clear that people’s initial belief of infectious diseases declining needed to be

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    iNFECTIOUS DISEASES

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    are infectious diseases in every nation across the world. The diseases are worse in more areas than some, but they are still there. From the Black Death plague that swept the European countries in the 14th century, to common diseases like colds, and chicken pox. In addition, these developing countries do not have access to hospitals and medicine as easily as developed countries do. Consequently, over one billion people suffer from infectious diseases in developing countries, where the diseases are

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    INFECTIOUS DISEASES

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    host organism's bodily tissues by disease-causing organisms, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to these organisms and the toxins they produce (Infection)”. Infectious diseases, also known as transmittable diseases, vary in type depending on geographical location and/or climate. Although there are many effective cures for certain diseases, the vaccines are not readily available in third world countries and still developing countries. Diseases do not stop where borders end because

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