Common Sickness Experience by Seafarers

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MISAMIS UNIVERSITY Ozamiz City “Common Sickness Experienced by Seafarers :Causes, Remediation and Prevention” Abergas, Jan Fred M. BSMT-1A March 11, 2013 Table of Contents I. Introduction - II. Common Forms of Sickness 1. Injuries A. Eye injuries B. Head injuries C. Bone, Joint and Muscle injuries 2. Diseases a. Skin disease b. Infections disease c. Respiratory disease 3. Poisoning a. Toxic b. Venom c. Poisoning from exposure to gases or vapors d. Food poisoning III. Causes of Illness 1. Accidents 2. Bacteria 3. Virus 4. Chemical Exposure IV. Remediation 1. First Aid 2. Herbal Cure 3. Protections 4. Medical Assistance V.…show more content…
e. Infection disease – an organisms that are capable of causing disease are called pathogens. A pathogen attacks the body infection occurs whether the infection becomes a disease. But the pathogens get past the defenses infection spreads and causes an infection disease most can be passed from individual. (World health organisms International Medical Guide, WHO 2007) 3. Poisoning – are substances that cause disturbance to organisms, usually by chemical reaction or other activity on the molecular scale, when a sufficient quantity is absorbed by an organisms. f. Toxic - Toxic is the degree to which a substance can damage an organism. Toxicity can refer to the effect on a whole organism, such as an animal, bacterium, or plant, as well as the effect on a substructure of the organism, such as a cell (cytotoxicity) or an organ such as the liver (hepatotoxicity). By extension, the word may be metaphorically used to describe toxic effects on larger and more complex groups, such as the family unit or society at large. "Toxicity Endpoints & Tests". Retrieved 25 February 2012. g. Venom - Venom is the general term referring to any variety of toxins[1] used by certain types of animals that inject it into their victims by the means of a bite, sting or other sharp body feature.[2] Unlike poison, which is ingested or inhaled, venom is usually delivered directly into the lymphatic system, where it acts faster. Graystock, Peter; Hughes,

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