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  • Communicable Disease : An Infectious Disease

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    Communicable disease is defined as an infectious disease which is transmissible via direct contact with an affected individual or vector that is actively carrying the contagious disease (WHO, n.d.). Several factors contribute to the spread of communicable diseases: socioeconomic, environmental and behavioral factors, international travel and migration can all foster the spread of a communicable disease. A significant threat to individuals that are not vaccinated, have preexisting health concerns

  • Communicable Diseases : Communicable Disease

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    Communicable diseases are diseases that can be transferred from one person(reservoir) to another(susceptible host). This can be through direct or indirect contact. For the infection of an individual to take place it follows a partway known as communicable disease chain which involves: Infectious agent e.g Microbes and virus Reservoir e.g humans and animals Portal of exit e.g respiratory and integumentary Mode of transmission e.g direct and indirect Portal of entry e.g respiratory, gastrointestinal

  • Parkinson 's Disease : A Disease

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    Parkinson’s disease Chase J Fowler Missouri Southern State University   What is Parkinson’s disease (PD)? Parkinson’s is a disease that causes the nervous system to degenerate which means that person’s health is declining mentally, physically, and morally. Parkinson’s causes a loss in balance, which is the cause for most of the falls. These falls lead to the most injuries a Parkinson’s patient has; whether it be fractures or concussions. It causes a loss in muscle movement and muscle control. Patients

  • Communicable Diseases : Communicable Disease

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    Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases Communicable diseases spread from one person to another or from an animal to a person. The spread often happens via airborne viruses or bacteria, but also through blood or other bodily fluid. The terms infectious and contagious are also used to describe communicable disease according to the Global Health webpage. The amount of infectious diseases in Liberia is slowly crippling the country. One of the major killers in Liberia happens to be Malaria, which

  • Communicable Diseases : Communicable Disease

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    that more and more people are affected by the transmission of communicable diseases. A communicable disease is one that spreads from one person or animal to another. These diseases are spread though viruses and bacteria that live in blood or bodily fluids. Although we have prevention methods out there, the number of communicable diseases has increased over time. The book states, “For many centuries, communicable diseases were the leading cause of death and disability among all ages, but especially

  • Lyme Disease Is A Disease

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    Lyme Disease Lyme’s disease is a disease that is transmitted to humans when an infected tick bites the human’s skin. According to Lymedisease.org, “Symptoms of early Lyme disease may present as a flu-like illness (fever, chills, sweats, muscle aches, fatigue, nausea and joint pain). Some patients have a rash or Bell’s palsy (facial drooping). However, although a rash shaped like a bull’s-eye is considered characteristic of Lyme disease, many people develop a different kind of Lyme rash or none at

  • Is Parkinson Disease A Disease?

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    Parkinson Disease Danielle West University Of Arkansas Fort Smith Medical Terminology Fall of 2015 Introduction Parkinson is a disease that is a glitch in the neurons in the brain, which frequently affects the substantia nigra. Part of the dying neurons produces a chemical called dopamine. As this progresses, the dopamine in the brain decreases. Dopamine is a chemical in the brain which helps the body regulate coordination and movement in the body. Once Parkinson Disease (PD) is in

  • Celiac Disease : A Disease

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    Celiac disease, which is also called coeliac disease, is a genetic autoimmune disease that injures the small intestine. Gluten is a protein that is in some wheat, barley, and rye. It is also a new fad diet and being gluten intolerant is something a majority of the population may claim. However, for those who really have celiac disease it is more serious. In fact, "Despite popular belief, celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disease, not the latest fad diet", according to the organization

  • The Disease Of Lyme Disease

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    Lyme disease is a multisystem, inflammatory illness. It is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. It is a vector-borne infection (which means it is spread directly from one host to another) transmitted specifically through the bite of an infected tick (Mayo Clinic: Lyme Disease - Definition, Aug. 27, 2015). There are certain risk factors which can increase one 's chance of contracting Lyme disease. For example: where a person lives can heighten one 's likelihood of getting this illness. Wherever

  • Disease Classification Structures

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    Disease Classification Structures Health care information systems cover a wide range of issues dealing with the supervision and use of biomedical information. Health information systems are central support tools in the administration of health care services. An acceptable health information system is important not only for evaluating the health needs of populations but also for preparation and for application of health interventions. It is equally imperative in the assessment of programs