The Attack Of Legionnaires Disease

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THE SCIENTIFIC PROCESS HOMEWORK The Attack of Legionnaires' Disease Legionaries' Disease was formed in the summer of 1976, When a sudden outbreak of a severe disease occurred at the American Legion Convention in the Philadelphia. The outcome of the convention was horrendous, 200 people became ill and 29 fell to the disease. A team of scientists from the Center for Disease Control came to a rushed conclusive observation at the time that the disease had symptoms similar to a disease called pneumonia, The disease was not transmitted person to person, All victims at the time had visited the same hotel in a ten day period or were within 10 blocks from the vicinity, The only area that all victims had been was the hotel lobby concluding that no…show more content…
The CDC or Center for Disease Control was hit with the epidemic in a bold manner, even after many attempts they were not able to find a cure to the disease. They began to make pre-precautions such as screening from foreign countries with aggressive amounts of population affected by the outbreak, They had also set up the causes of Ebola such as, • blood or body fluids (including but not limited to urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, breast milk, and semen) of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola, • objects (like needles and syringes) that have been contaminated with body fluids from a person who is sick with Ebola or the body of a person who has died from Ebola, • infected fruit bats or primates (apes and monkeys),…show more content…
They had came to the conclusion that there is no cure unless these are done following the encounter with the disease, Providing intravenous fluids and balancing electrolytes (body salts), Maintaining oxygen status and blood pressure and Treating other infections if they occur. They also made a list for prevention such as making sure to practice hygiene, self monitoring yourself for 21 days when coming from a country exposed to the virus and avoid areas and contact of treatment areas and people with the virus. In addition they made a list of ways to protect yourself from the disease mainly avoiding bodily
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