Since The Birth Of Our World At Least 4 Billion Years Ago,

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Since the birth of our world at least 4 billion years ago, the Earth was destined for life. The opportunistic location and essential chemicals created archaic life forms that still exist today. Bacteria were one of the first living organisms to inhabit the planet, found deep within the oceans and on virtually all terrains. With its diverse adaptability it has since then continued to flourish and evolve into the abundance of species we are familiar with today. Unlike viruses, bacteria are able to reproduce without hosts and therefore spread rapidly promoting life and death simultaneously. Without its necessary function of metabolizing nutrients like carbon and nitrogen the world would be without vital processes like photosynthesis or…show more content…
Across the world in New York, a physician named John Snow founded the idea that cholera was not being spread through the air, but through soiled water in 1813. Once again, he too would face multiple years of push back from colleagues who did not believe that this deadly disease was in the water. As the industrial revolution sparked an eruption of mass spreading of cholera, the invention of steamboats took the isolated pandemic across the seas to the America’s well into the twentieth century. Although advances in technology and medicine have almost abolished cholera in western civilizations, underdeveloped countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean are still being ravaged by the virulent disease. Over the decades the diarrheal bacteria have evolved and developed new strands since the first outbreak in the 1800’s. Today cholera still accounts for 1.4 to 43 million of cases of diarrheal infections globally.

The effects of cholera primarily attack the intestinal tract although it can shut down an entire body system within hours. The acute infection is consumed via contaminated food and water that is usually soiled by sewage through the feces of an infected person or population. The polluted water is used to irrigate crops, cook, and drink leading to widespread hosting. Once consumed the bacteria travels to the intestines, which is responsible for fluid absorption and
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