Zoonotic Diseases and Risk Factors

1343 Words Jul 10th, 2018 6 Pages
The purpose of this paper is to focus on a subject within my educational field that I can research and inform the public about. I plan to become a veterinarian .which would require my daily contact with humans and animals. Zoonotic diseases are risk factors that I have to be aware of in order to protect myself as well as my patients and their owners. Luckily developments in medicine have made it possible to cure zoonotic diseases and even prevent them from ever being contracted.
There are thing that make people more susceptible to contracting zoonotic diseases. Either it’s knowingly or unknowingly, humans are prone to the dangers of being direct targets of zoonotic diseases. Zoonotic diseases are transmittable in various ways weather
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Transmitted naturally zoonotic diseases have been around for many years. Dating back to biblical times as well as Ancient Greece, zoonotic diseases were referred to as plagues. One in particular, in fact the most noted plague, to cross mankind was from 1348 through 1350 called the black plague. The Black plague is a bacterial infection named Yersinia pestis. The ancient zoonotic disease was said to be transmitted by an oriental rat fleas carried by black rats who were in direct contact with humans. These infected rats traveled with humans on ships during trade. In 1348 medication used to treat the black plague were remedies like the vinegar and water treatment. The vinegar and water treatment directed that the infected person be put to bed and bathed with vinegar and rose water. Other remedies and medications ordered the infected person to drink a mixture every morning and every night. This mixture included roasting the shells of newly laid eggs. Then ground the roasted shells into a powder. Chop up the leaves and petals of marigold flowers. Put the egg shells and marigolds into a pot of good ale. Add treacle and warm over a fire. The patient should drink this mixture every morning and night. Now antibiotics such as streptomycin, gentamicin, doxycycline, or ciprofloxacin are used to treat this disease. Also Oxygen, intravenous fluids, and respiratory support are
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