However it is very hard to find out the information which will be required to cure this disastrous health issue. Doctors are already using Gamma rays to destroy few cells in the body which contain cancer in them so that these cells don’t spread to the rest of the living cells in the body which by then the doctors will not be able to destroy the cells because there will be too many which would harm the body too much. In America cancer has killed the most people and 1 in 4 people are diagnosed with cancer which means 25% of the people in America are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer kills approximately 547,500 people in a single year. It has affected 7.3 million people all around the
The Americas were different in their reaction towards disease, than Europe. The way that they were different is the Americas reacted with death, about 75% of deaths in the Americas in 1492-1750 were disease related. The disease that was most prominent was smallpox. Europe didn’t have a reaction because the people had already had the disease and their immune systems were used to the disease so not many died. they are different in their reaction, this making the Columbian Exchange for goods but also for viral disease that killed many.
The investigation included hospitals, day care settings, churches, and schools. Measles outbreaks had been considered eradicated since 2000, however with more and more people choosing to be unvaccinated, and increasing travel outside the United States this has become a worry again for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The current rate for measles in the United States is 1 in 738,672 people (Vaccine incidence, 2014). Despite great achievements put forward toward global reduction of measles, there still remains a large issue. In 2010, 327,305 cases of measles were reported and approximately 139,300 deaths (CDC,
Unlike 1347 the death toll of the virus now is nowhere close to the number of people that had died of the plague back in the 14th century. The biggest difference in these two diseases is that the plague of the 14th century spread quickly and killed almost instantly, The Swine flu of 2009 in the other hand is just basically like a seasonal flu but worse, it can be controlled with medication and sometimes medication isn’t even needed and can be cured on its own in just a few days. Yes this disease can be a deadly virus, but can be controlled and in my point of view shouldn’t be categorized as a pandemic. The Plague of 1347 was way worse and effected many countries and no one had any support from anyone including there loved ones, but with the new era and the study of medication, were able to handle such diseases as the swine flu very well, because we have the help and support of not only our government but doctors and loved
Flu shot associated with Alzheimer’s disease. a. it was due to mercury and aluminum that is in every flu shot b. According to Hugh Fudenburg, MD “If an individual has had 5 consecutive flu shots between 1970 - 1980 (the years of the study) his/her chance of developing Alzheimer's Disease is 10 times greater than if they had 1, two or no shots.” II. The ways to prevent flu without need to get flu shot: 1. Getting enough sleep a.
In 2000 there was a vaccine shortage because quality control issues caused a 6-8 week delay in vaccine delivery. That year supplies were distributed unevenly and prices doubled as a cause of the perceived increase in demand. In 2001 only about two thirds of the produced doses were available at the beginning of the flu season. Then again in 2003 the amount of vaccine supplied did not meet the demand for vaccinations because 4 million doses were destroyed and 87 million were inappropriate for that season’s flu strain. Not taking any action in this case has proven to be a bad decision as was quickly learned in 2004.
Most of the time 3 out of 4 kids that was born into a wealthy or poor family would die before reaching the age of 5. During this time, not a lot of people understand the needs that infants require, such as nutrients or treatments for illness. If infants were to get sick in the 1500’s, they would most likely die compared to today where we would just drink the medication and we’ll be cured. Thus, technology plays a huge role on mortality rates from then versus now. Thanks to advance science research and technology, we are able to make antibiotics for whatever illness we might have.
H1N1: Should We Close the Doors to Mexico? By March 9th 2009 the first symptoms of the H1N1 virus, more commonly known as Swine Flu, were showing up in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The first confirmed case there was a five year old boy who, along with hundreds of other people, in the town of La Gloria struggled to breathe due to the symptoms of the flu. The news of the outbreak in Mexico burst into public consciousness last Friday April, 24 2009. Since then, the virus has spread like wild fire throwing the public into panic mode and now there are at least 130 cases of the H1N1 virus have been confirmed in 20 states across the U.S. Not to mention, nearly 300 schools across America have been closed.
Regardless of the efforts to try and contain the virus, the outbreak became the largest documented measles outbreak in the U.S. since 1996. The outbreak was caused by the importation of measles into a population whose parents had refused to have them vaccinated because of safety concerns about the vaccine. Estimated costs of containing the disease were at least $167,685, including $113,647 at a hospital with an infected employee (Parker, Staggs, Dayan, Ortega-Sanchez, 2006). This outbreak not only affected patients, but a healthcare worker as well. Had this been on a larger scale, just think of the amount of money and people that could have been
Smallpox is an acute contagious disease caused by Variola virus, which had devastated humans for centuries. Edward Jenner discovered smallpox vaccine in 1798 by inoculating people with the cowpox, which showed protection against smallpox and brought hope that the disease could be controlled. Smallpox has been eradicated. The last naturally occurring case in the world was in Somalia in 1977, and there has not been a case in the United States since 1949 (CDC,2009). Routine vaccination has been stopped since the disease was considered eliminated from the world.