Haemophilus influenzae

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  • The United Nations Children 's Fund ( Unicef ) And The World Health Organization

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    Introduction In 2006, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) 1 published the report, Pneumonia: The forgotten killer of children which identified pneumonia as one of the world’s leading causes of childhood mortality accounting for one in five under-five deaths. The fourth Millennium Development Goal (MDG) from the 2000 summit is to reduce under-five mortality rate by two-thirds by 20151. With its significant contribution to under-five mortality, reduction

  • Meningitis Essay

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    In nineteenth century Geneva, a family came down with a strange disease— one that had never previously been diagnosed. In a short time, many people in their town were infected and thirty-three people were left dead. This strange disease was later determined to be meningitis. In 1806, the United States saw its first outbreak of meningitis in Massachusetts. It was not until 1887, however, that Professor Anton Weichselbaum was able to determine a cause of meningitis: a bacterium called Neisseria meningitides

  • What Are the Social Determinants of Health

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    What are social determinants of health? How do social determinants of health contribute to the development of illness? What is a communicable disease chain? Are there steps that a nurse can take to break a link within the communicable disease chain? Give a specific example. Readings within your text covering international/global health and the following websites will assist you in answering these questions: 1. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Global Health website:

  • Vaccines And Its Effects On Children 's Immune System

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    While it may be true that Vaccines cause harm to the body, it doesn’t change the fact that kids need to have them in order to go to school. A common argument against this is, “my kid doesn’t need any vaccines, but all children need some”. It is easy to think,” oh my kid needs all these shots so he doesn’t get a disease.” However, while some people might disagree with a child needing all of he/she vaccines, it is important to focus on if your child is exposed to a weakened version of the disease

  • The Pathogen Of Infectious Coryza Essay

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    Introduction Avibacterium paragallinarum Avibacterium paragallinarum, previously known as Haemophilus paragallinarum, is a pathogenic bacteria that cause infectious coryza, an acute respiratory diseases that associate with substantial losses in poultry industry worldwide (Blackall et al., 2005). Early descriptions believed the pathogen of infectious coryza was Haemophilus gallinarum, which requires hemin and NADH as compulsory growth factors. In 1960s, studies on bacteria isolates recovered from

  • Harmophilus Influenzae

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    Harmophilus influenzae protein E as an adjuvant on amount of Antibody against PRP of Harmophilus influenzae type b (Hib) in BALB/c mice Background: Haemophilus influenzae is a normal flora colonizing the mucosa of the upper respiratory tract that can cause infections in the respiratory tract. Protein E (PE) is a highly conserved 18 kDa surface lipoprotein which is found in both nontypeable H. influenzae (NTHi) and typeable Haemophilus influenzae. Among typeable Haemophilus influenzae, H. influenzae type

  • Nursing Home Acquired Pneumonia

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    Chlamydophila pneumoniae B. Haemophilus influenzae C. Klebsiella pneumoniae D. Moraxella catarrhalis E. Streptococcus pneumoniae Answer Choice “E” is the best answer. This patient lives in a nursing home, which makes nursing home–acquired pneumonia (NHAP) the likely diagnosis. The condition

  • Ambulatory Tract Infection Paper

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    tract infections (URTI), including acute otitis media (AOM) are the most common cause of ambulatory physician visits and antimicrobial prescriptions in children1,2. The most common bacterial causes of URTI are Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae, though the majority of cases are caused by viral pathogens 3–10. Distinguishing between viral and bacterial URTI can be difficult. Reports on quality of antimicrobial prescriptions have shown a 30-50% of all out-patient prescriptions due

  • Common Causes Of Bacterial Meningitis

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    The four most common causes of bacterial meningitis come from Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitides, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and Listeria monocytogenes. S. pneumoniae has been the study of scientist for the past century striving for both clinical and basic scientific discovery. In 1881 Louis Pasteur used the saliva of an infected child and injected it into rabbits identifying slightly elongated diplococcic (Smith 2012). S. pneumoniae is a gram positive, facultative anaerobe

  • Bacterial Meningitis : An Common Form Of Meningitis

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    meningitis cases were reported in the UK and in the US. [8] [5] The ‘meninges’ is the name for the three membranes that envelope the brain and cord (the central nervous system). Bacterial meningitis is caused by three different bacteria’s: Haemophilus influenzae type b, Neisseria meningitidis, and the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. The bacteria spreads across the spinal cord and optic nerves, within the bacteria it 's fluid contents, the cerebrospinal fluid. The excessive manifestation of bacteria