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Disease of the Civil War
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Typhoid Fever Typhoid Fever killed about 195,000 soldiers during the Civil War. (1) This disease is contracted by ingesting contaminated food and water. Symptoms may include red skin lesions, diminished mental ability, diarrhea, and/or a distended abdomen. There was practically no know cure or treatment for Typhoid Fever. Most physicians would prescribe turpentine, opium, whiskey, or a cold compress. A soldier could also be given mercury pills if those resources were available. (2) Dysentery Dysentery was the number one killer…...
African Swine Fever and Classical Swine Fever: Differences and Similarities
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Since 2014, an outbreak of the viral disease African Swine Fever (ASF, not to be confused with Classical Swine Fever, or CSF) — which is not transferable to humans but has almost a 100% mortality rate (for the most virulent forms) in swine — has been occurring throughout Europe and Asia, affecting and killing hundreds of thousands of bush pigs, warthogs, wild boars, and domestic pigs. ASF is a highly virulent disease from the Asfarviridae family (its only genus is…...
Valley Fever in Our Valley
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Introduction Unless you were born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley, more than likely, you have probably never even heard of Coccidioidomycosis. The reason is that this illness is most prevalent in the Central California rural areas. Because of its popularity in this region, Coccidioidomycosis is more commonly referred to as Valley Fever or San Joaquin Valley Fever. Even though there are many individuals that never heard of Valley Fever, it does not diminish the fact that this illness…...
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Viral Haemorrhagic Fever
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 Abstract Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) is a term whose onset is attributed to Russian physicians of the 1940s. VHF represents a class of viral infections that are attributed to similar manifestations such as fever, general malaise, edema, shock and others. However, different infections will present a multitude of similar and unspecific manifestations. Therefore, known VHFs including Ebola, Marburg, Crimea-Congo VHFs, Lassa and others are indistinguishable in their plausible characterisations. The other notable characteristics about VHF is the affinity for the…...
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Yellow Fever Turned Cities Into Ghosts
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A deadly disease has been around for thousands of years each year killing many people in gruesome and excruciating ways. No one knew if there was any way to cure it. Nobody knew what had caused this ghastly disease. Nobody had any treatment for it. It would leave you on the streets trying to see if anybody would lend any money, but no one was there since everyone had fled or died the infested city. This disease appeared out of…...
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Typhoid Fever Infectious Bacterial Fever
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Typhoid fever is a disease that was originally found in hogs, which now many humans can get in countries that are non-industrialized. Typhoid fever is an infectious bacterial fever with a breakout of red spots on the chest and abdomen and intestinal irritation. Many believe that typhoid fever has been around since 430 BC, some even believe that this fever was responsible for widespread plague in Athens. Theobald Smith discovered this disease in hogs. Typhoid Fever can be an interesting…...
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How a Frenchman Got the Virus
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The book begins with a French Man, nicknamed Charles Monet, visiting the Kitum Cave*. A few days after, he begins to suffer from symptoms such as vomiting, red eye, and back pain. He is later taken to the Nairobi Hospital*. There, he goes into a coma and dies. Shem Musoke was infected by exposure to Charles’ blood and vomit. Musoke developed symptoms from the filovirus* and survived. This particular filovirus was found to be the Marburg virus*. Dr. Nancy Jaax…...
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How a Frenchman Got the Virus
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