There are two vaccines (Gardisil and Cervaix) that are given to year 8 girls to prevent HPV. “This vaccine is said to save an estimate of 400 women each year .” A pathogen is a biological agent that causes diseases or illness to its host A cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph system. Cancer is a problem to body because it can spread and then takes over parts of the body that carries out essential functions A vaccine protects your body from specific diseases that make you become very ill, disabled or even kill you. The way the HPV vaccine works is by using an inactive form of the virus.
Hello class, today I am going to talk about HPV-human papillomavirus. HPV is very common virus cause sexually transmitted disease and also very common in US. Some HPV types can cause warts, and some others can cause cancer. There are more than 40 types that infect genital areas of males and females. In particular, types of HPV16 and HPV18 are known as cause around 70% of cervical cancer cases.
Headaches. These are symptoms of a disease that is spreading in the genital area among adolescents and adults (Becker). It is herpes. Herpes affects the body by producing fever, blisters, flu-like symptoms, sores, and blisters around the genital area. Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2) (Kluwer).
When many people think of bacteria, they also think of disease and infection. Bacteria release toxins, called endotoxins, as they grow and multiply, which cause infections and diseases, such as Salmonella. This can occur, as food that has not been cooked properly; and therefore the bacteria has not been destroyed; which is then eaten. The bacteria then die and release endotoxins which irritate the lining of the small intestine, causing abdominal cramps, headache, fever, and severe watery diarrhoea . Cholera is one of the biggest killers, killing around 120,000 people each year.
Epidemic Outbreak of “The Herpes Virus” (Assignment #1) Herpes is an infection caused by the etiologic agents Herpes Simplex Virus-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 is the type generally known for causing oral herpes outbreaks, also known as cold sores or fever blisters. These blisters last from a week to a month, becoming open sores that crust over with scabs. The outbreak following the initial infection (usually a few days to a few weeks afterward) is usually the worst—the ones after that are less painful. Some people actually confuse their mild outbreaks with other skin conditions such as “eczema”.
What is genital human papillomavirus HPV? HPV is known as Genital human papillomavirus, it is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). There are more than 40 HPV types that can infect the genital areas of males and females. These HPV types can also infect the mouth and throat. Most people who become infected with HPV do not even know they have it.
Peaking in January and February, Respiratory syncytial virus is the virus causing most common colds, when it is limited to the upper respiratory tract. Unfortunately when the virus aggravates the lower respiratory tract, complications occur, including respiratory distress, pneumonia, bronchiolitis and possibility the development of asthma. Pruitt also states that each year 125,000 children (mostly under 6 months of age) require hospitalization, and of these, about 2,500 die (Pruitt 63). Beyond this age, by about two years old, children have been exposed to RSV and have developed and immunity. If diagnosis of this infection is made through cultures of respiratory secretions, treatment begins immediately.
This is called choridal neovascularization. These blood vessels leak blood and fluid into the retina, causing distortion of vision. The dry form of macular can also lead to the wet form. Only about 10% of patients with macular degeneration develop the wet form, they make up the majority who experience serious vision loss from the disease. Macular degeneration can be passed from parent to child, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and being light skinned, female and having light eye color are also risks for macular degeneration (webmd copy write 2005-2014, LLC) Glaucoma is an eye disease characterized by dysfunction of the ocular drainage system.
This organism infects the “gastrointestinal epithelium to produce a diarrhea that is self-limited in immune-competent people but potentially life-threatening in immune-suppressed people” (Magi et. al). Cryptosporidiosis is especially life-threatening in those with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome also known as AIDS. Infection by this parasite accounts for up to 6 percent of all diarrheal diseases in immune-competent people. The infection is also present in up to 24 percent of people with both AIDS and diarrhea
Each year only about 150 people in the U.S. are infected with leprosy, a bacterial disease that can lead to nerve damage and disfigurement. In most cases, people are infected after being exposed to saliva from an infected person, usually while traveling to parts of the world, such as Africa and Asia, where the disease is more common. Not all cases occur like this. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine may provide an explanation for some cases, armadillos. There have been several anecdotal reports of leprosy in humans who have handled, killed, or eaten armadillos, or who may have been indirectly exposed by gardening in soil where the animals burrow.