Cannibalism is the consumption of human flesh by other human beings. The concept of people eating other people is highly debatable, but it has been proven to occur throughout history. The word “cannibalism” comes from the Carib Indians of the West Indies, which were called “Caribales" or “Canibales” (Spier 543). The Spanish word “canibales” translates to thirsty and cruel in English. Another known term for cannibalism is the Latin form “anthropophagy” (Bell). Anthropophagy derives from the Greek words “anthropos” meaning man and “phagein” meaning eat. The term anthropophagy was used in ancient times, which suggests that people from ancient times consumed other human beings (Spier 543).
died. There were only 9 cases in 1993, and 27 cases in 1992, and 25 cases
skin condition that staph is able to cause is cellulitis. It is more common in people who have a weakened immune system such as people who are immunocompromised, infants, and the elderly. Cellulitis is characterized by a red, warm patch on the skin paired with a fever. “The bacteria that cause cellulitis can spread rapidly, entering lymph nodes and your bloodstream. Recurrent episodes of cellulitis may cause chronic swelling of the affected limb” (Mayo, 2015). Cellulitis is spread extremely easily, and is a big issue within long term care facilities. The infection can be cured by antibiotics. However, there are cases reported stating that cellulitis is becoming resistant to some antibiotics. The doctor can order a culture to send to pathology.
Necrotizing Fasciitis is a bacterial infection which causes the tissue under the skin to be destroyed. This flesh-eating infection is caused by more than one type of bacteria making it rare in many cases. Once the bacteria enter the body, it can quickly spread causing it to be deadly. The fascia, which is the connective tissue surrounding the blood vessels, nerves, fat, and muscles is infected making the body weak and lack support. In order to acquire this infection the skin needs to be broken such as getting a cut, scrape, or wound. With small injuries
Obviously this happened a long time ago so there wasn't just a shot to make you better again. So what the people who had this disease would do is cut the bumps to let the pus come out and hope not to die. But doing this would only take so much of the infection out. Therefore, to try and heal themselves they would put leeches on there bolies to suck out some of the blood. Although you might be thinking
MRSA that affects the skin is caused by the same bacteria that cause respiratory MRSA. Staphylococcus aureus, however, enters through a break in the skin and causes infection. The sore will look like a boil or a type of abscess on the skin and is extremely contagious especially if it is weeping. The abscess may need to be drained and lanced to prevent the spread of infection. It is very important that if a boil or abscess is seen on the skin to go to a physician to get it checked to prevent the spread of MRSA. If the sore is infected from MRSA, it will not go away on its own and using antibiotic cream will not help. Actually it will just feed the bacteria and make it worse. So it is very important to go to your physician or to the hospital
Poor personal hygiene and not covering open wounds can lead to infection with golden staph. Golden Staph causes disease due to direct infection of the targeted area or due to the production of toxins by the bacteria. Infections can include Boils, impetigo, food poisoning, cellulitis, and toxic shock syndrome are all examples of diseases that can be caused by Staphylococcus. Staph infections can occur among anyone, however certain groups of people are at greater risk, including “newborn infants, breastfeeding women, and people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer, vascular disease, and lung disease. Injecting drug users, those with skin injuries or disorders, intravenous catheters, surgical incisions, and those with a weakened immune system due either to disease or a result of immune suppressing medications all have an increased risk of developing staph infections” (Conrad, 2018). Symptoms and signs of a staph infection include pus, for example boil, furuncle or abscess. The infected are if typically tender and painful, abiding with redness and swelling. A bacterial infection, like staphylococcus aureus consists of countless individual bacteria. Most infections caused by golden staph are treatable with antibiotics. Staph is treated through three main antibiotics, these antibiotics include penicillin, methicillin and vancomycin. However, there is a strong possibility that a
Skin and or soft tissue infections often occur following a break in normal skin integrity from either trauma or skin disease (Brown & Ebright, 2002). The vast majority of these infections are caused by the gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, part of the normal flora existing on the skins surface. Abscess has been found to be the most commonly found SSTI in PWID (Brown & Ebright, 2002). Symptoms of abscess include pain and or tenderness at and around the site of infection, swelling, and redness topped with a pustule. If left untreated, spread and progression of the SSTI leading to tissue ischemia and death, gangrene, sepsis and death can occur (Brown & Pieper, 2002). Hospital treatment of a SSTI is costly. Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample by the Agency for Healthcare research estimated that in 2009, costs associated with hospital treatment of SSTI reached an estimated $4.8 billion, which is approximately $11,000 per patient (Suya et al., 2009).
Also, contraction is very possible through the skin via abrasions both small and large. This type of infection would be contracted from exposure to other people harboring the bacteria, bacteria in the air, or bacteria on the injured person. Being infected this way can rarely result in necrotizing fasciitis. It is also very possible, albeit very rare, that Streptococcus pyogenes can be transmitted through food, most notably milk and its products. This form of infection is usually caused by improper or lack of pasteurization of the milk. The bacteria that are responsible hardly ever come from an outside source, and are usually present within the cow when infected milk is produced. However, these two other methods of transmission are far less likely than the usual human-to-human respiratory infections. (6,2,1)
Cannibalism is an act that is thought to be heinous and inconceivable in the minds of men. But, contrary to what many people think, cannibalism is very much alive and still being practiced within the continental United States of America; the thing is…the government just hasn't found out about it yet. This report will take you through the history of cannibalism, the different types of cannibalism, and the different cases of cannibalism.