Introduction The purpose of this paper is to discuss pancreatic cancer and explain how it plays out as a terminal illness. This paper will provide statistics about the occurrence of pancreatic cancer in the United States of America. Also, information will be provided on the warning signs of the illness, known causes, how it is treated and statistics related to the illness. Pancreatic cancer is listed as one of the top five causes of death among men and women. Pancreatic cancer is diagnosed in around 28,000 Americans each year (Mayo Clinic, 2012).
In 2010, the Haiti National Public Health Laboratory declared a cholera outbreak in Haiti after being notified of a sudden increase in patients with diarrhea and dehydration. (Centers for disease control and prevention) This outbreak was caused by contaminated food or water or an infected person, and lab tests were able to identify the cholera strain. Testing may never fully explain how cholera was introduced into Haiti; and although it is important to understand how infectious agents move to new countries, we may never know the actual origin of this cholera strain. (MSNBC) When responding to an outbreak, the usual intervention strategy is to reduce deaths by ensuring prompt access to treatment, and to
C228 Community Health Task 2 Michelle Wall Meningococcal disease is a disease that can be found worldwide. Meningococcal disease refers to any disease or illness that is caused by the type of bacteria called Neisseria meningitides, also called meningococcus (Meningococcal disease, 2015). The first documented outbreak was over two hundred years ago in Geneva in 1805 which circulated rapidly and killed thirty three people. The first case ever recorded in America was in 1806 in Medford, Massachusetts (Fredericks, n.d.). A European physician, Professor A Weichselbaum, discovered the cause of the mysterious cerebro-spinal meningitis illness in 1887 and Penicillin was the first antibiotic used to fight the disease.
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Joshua Martin Western Civilization Essay #3 11/2/2013 The Black Death The Black Death or the Bubonic Plague or the Black pague are all names given to the worst epidemic of all times. From 1347 – 1351 a disease was spread throughout Europe, it brought with it pain, fever, lesions, coughing, shivers, vomiting and and falling to the illest of ill which includes swollen lymph-nodes. Most of whom succumb to this disease died within 3-4 days, the rest lived up to two weeks. The Black Death was caused by a Yersinia pestis a disease spread by fleas on the backs of mice and through the blood of fleas. There were so many deaths many could not be burried properly and were put in shallow graves which also helped the spread of the disease.
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Per the WHO (2014), the latest Ebola outbreak with began in January 2014 has killed over 1,000 Liberians and healthcare workers to date. ABC proposes to launch a promising solution in the form of a new vaccine EBSTAT which has just passed the first phase of clinical trials in the United States (US). Market Structure and Elasticity ABC industries is one of only four companies worldwide who are working on a new medication to treat and prevent the deadly disease. The EBSTAT market structure is limited and is considered an oligopoly, due to the extremely high costs