Stage 2 (last one to six weeks): after one to two weeks, some people develop a more serious version which causes severe coughing episodes (which can cause vomiting, cracked ribs, and hernia). Stage 3 (last two to three weeks): coughing spasms gradually decrease in intensity and usually disappear after two to three weeks (March). Pertussis can cause lung infection (pneumonia), sudden, uncontrollable movements (seizures) and even death (Wyeth). Infants who have whooping cough can cough violently and quickly – again and again – until all the air is out of their lungs (GSK, 2). Arthur Allen states the symptoms
Influenza is also known as the Flu. The flu is a virus that affects the respiratory system in an individual. The flu is highly contagious and is easily passed from one person to the next. According to “Department of Health” (2012) 5%-20% of the population in the United States gets the flu and on average 200,000 individuals are hospitalized due to complications with the flu. Symptoms that start suddenly with the flu is fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, and some people have vomiting and diarrhea.
The cough can last almost two weeks while most people recover from the other symptoms in almost a week. Once someone is infected it takes about two days for symptoms to show (Influenza [Seasonal]). As one can see, some of the symptoms are quite similar to a cold, so to ensure ones does or does not have a flu contact your doctor. The flu is caused by the influenza virus which is continuously changing, this is why it is recommended to get a flu shot every year. If not treated, the flu can spread quite rapidly, it can be passed through the air after someone coughs or sneezes or spread through hand contact (Influenza [Seasonal]).
The symptoms were often so severe that the flu was at first misdiagnosed as dengue, cholera, or typhoid. The flu victims would initially have what appeared to be typical flu symptoms, then they would often develop pneumonia soon after being admitted into a hospital, and within a couple more hours mahogany colored spots would develop over cheek bones. After a few more hours cyanosis, a bluish skin discoloration caused by the lack of hemoglobin in the blood, could be seen forming around the ears and spreading over the face
However, some shots may help to avoid everyday viruses, and these are flu shots. This essay is an attempt to present the idea of the need of this type of shots as flu and pneumonia are considered very common sicknesses especially during cold seasons. Thesis statement: people should take a flu shot in order to protect themselves from viruses; however, it is essential to be aware of all of the aspects before taking it. Despite the fact that there are
FIFTH DISEASE Fifth disease is an illness caused by a virus that leads to a rash on the cheeks, arms, and legs. Causes, incidence, and risk factors Fifth disease is caused by human parvovirus B19. It often affects preschoolers or school-age children during the spring. The disease is spread by contact with respiratory secretions and usually returns for 5 days. However, the rash associated with fifth disease may return for several weeks.
Early Lyme disease usually causes one or more of the following symptoms, which occur days to weeks after infection: headaches, chills, fever, nausea, aching muscles or joints, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes and erythema migrans. Erythema migrans is the characteristic sign of Lyme disease appearing in eighty percent of the patients. It is a red circular patch usually appearing three to ten days, but can occur up to thirty six days, after the transmission from the vector at the site of the bite (Depietropaolo, Powers, Gill, Foy, 2005). The patch then enlarges resulting in a bulls-eye appearance, and sometimes several patches may appear varying in shape and size around the
In the case of chronic bronchitis, this occurs mainly in smokers. It's defined as a cough that you have at least three months a year for two consecutive years. People who continue to smoke may go on to develop emphysema, but in smokers who are able to quit, the cough may clear in a few days or weeks. Signs and symptoms of chronic bronchitis include: having to clear your throat first thing in the morning, especially if you smoke, a chronic cough that produces yellowish sputum, shortness of breath in the later stages, and frequent respiratory infections. Chronic asthmatic bronchitis is usually chronic bronchitis combined with asthma (bronchospasm).
What people do not know is that most people who are healthy may be able to infect other people beginning one day before any symptoms are develop (PHS, 2012). The main way that the flu virus is passed is through droplets. Droplets may happen when someone who is infected speaks, coughs, or sneeze. Many of these droplets can land in other people mouths or noses that are nearby. Some people may catch the flu virus by touching surfaces that have the virus on them and touching themselves in the mouth, eyes, or nose (CDC,
People with multiple outdoor activities have higher risks of becoming infected. Children between the ages of 5-14 years old and adults between the ages of 45-54 years old have the highest reported incidents of contracting Lyme disease. If diagnosed in early stages, Lyme disease can be cured with three to four week course of antibiotics such as doxycycline, amoxicillin, or cefuroxime axetil. Without treatment, complications involving the joint, heart, and nervous system can occur. People who have neurological or cardiac issues may require the use of other drugs such as ceftriaxone or penicillin that have to be taken