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  • Essay on Impact of West Nile Virus on Humans

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    The Impact of West Nile Virus on Humans (or Why We Should Worry) West Nile virus can infect humans, but there are more drastic ways that it affects our lives. The virus normally lives in birds and is transmitted among them and other animals by mosquitoes. There is no other definite method of transmission, and people do not have to worry about contracting the virus through contact with infected humans or animals. Hundreds of species of birds and many mammals, including several endangered species

  • Case Analysis : Entebbe Bat Virus

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    General Introduction: Entebbe Bat Virus in an infectious disease caused by a Flavivirus and is closely related to yellow fever. Entebbe Bat Virus is a (+) single-stranded RNA (ssRNA) genome virus. It’s an enveloped virus with icosahedral nucleocapsid. It’s genome has approximately 10,000 to 12,000 kilobases). Entebbe Bat Virus was first isolated from a little free-tailed bat (Chaerephon pumilus) in Uganda in 1957, but wasn’t detectable after initial isolation. In 2011, Entebbe Bat Virus was isolated

  • Zhikv Case Studies

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    1. What is the purpose of the study and what questions were asked? Zika virus epidemic in the Americas is linked to increased prevalence in microcephaly in infants infected with the Zika virus (ZIKV) in utero. The purpose of the study was to develop a vaccine to for women of childbearing age and their sexual partners to prevent infection and Viremia due to ZIKV. The authors created a DNA vaccine that can produce pre-membrane and envelope proteins that offer immune protection in mice and primates

  • ZIKV Research

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    Zika virus ZIKV is a flavivirus that has several modes of transmission across humans. Classically, the mosquito is the vector of transmission and yet, more recent literature shows that the outbreak of ZIKV viruses were sexually transmitted from infected individuals to uninfected individuals. Concerned for the general health of the population, Lim et. all attempt to understand the overall enhancement of ZIKV infection by preexisting antibodies against other flaviviruses, more specifically, against

  • The Epidemic Of West Nile

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    America. Cases have even been reported in Mexico and Canada. This paper will focus on the main symptoms, treatments, vaccination types, and prevention. JH van der Kolk and EJB Veldhuuis Kroeze classify West Nile Virus as, “a member of the genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae, and has a broad vertebrate host range” (Infectious Diseases of the Horse pg141). West Nile was first identified in humans in Uganda, Africa’s West Nile district in 1937. The first identified case in an equine was in 1960. The

  • Infectious Disease: Malaria Essay

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    is a higher chance of kidney problems. About 15-15% then proceed to the ‘toxic’ stage of which around 50% then die around 14 days after catching yellow fever. Dengue Fever General Information Dengue fever is a mosquito-transmitted virus, it is a Flavivirus which is the same genus as yellow fever. There are five different varieties of the virus and being infected usually gives lifelong immunity to that particular variety and short-term immunity to the other varieties. However this also increases the

  • Zika Virus. Tremetra Whiteside . Brown Mackie College .

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    infectious virus documented in the United States. There is currently no vaccination for the flu like virus. The chief concern of the healthcare administration is to continue to take preventive measures to prevent contracting the virus. Within the same flavivirus family

  • ZIKV Response Paper

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    Great concerns have been made by the public on the outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV), a mosquito-borne flavivirus, on the influences it may bring to human fetal. Numerous research have been made analysing the impact on human fetal if their mothers are being infected by ZIKA virus during pregnancy and there are still more to be revealed. Freitas et al. (2016) reports the ocular findings in infant with microcephaly (birth defect with abnormal smallness of head) while Mlakar et al. (2016) reveals the consequences

  • A Science Fiction Movie On The Big Screen Essay

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    When watching a science fiction movie on the big screen about the end of the world being brought on to humanity via disease or virus, it is easy to take it lightly and brush it off as another Hollywood concoction. There is some truth and seriousness attached to the fabricated plots that are served to us though these movies. Recently there has been news of contagious breakouts such as Ebola and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that affect the populations in hospitals and particular

  • Symptoms And Symptoms Of Dengue Fever

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    climate, poor economic and moving toward industrialization. (1) The incidence of dengue fever is escalating each year mostly in Southeast Asia, America and the Pacific’s adding to the world’s burden of the disease (1,2) Dengue virus is a member of flavivirus genus family that includes also West Nile virus, yellow fever, zika and Japanese encephalitis virus (1). Four serotypes of dengue virus identified DENV 1-4 transmitted by the Aedes aegypti and Ades albopictus mosquitoes (3) Clinical diagnosis of