Hantavirus

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  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome ( Hps )

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    Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) The Hantavirus is a worldwide epidemic that is caused by rodents. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated, the virus is transmitted through the air that has been contaminated with the blood, saliva, urine and feces of rats. In most cases the virus is spread when humans come in contact either by home infestation, occupation, or recreation. There is not a specific age, race, gender, or nationality that this virus show in, everyone and anyone

  • Tri-Service Job Description

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    For 16 weeks, I attended school at Fort Sam Houston Texas where I learned my MOS as a 68 Sierra, or Preventive Medicine Specialist. We oversee the inspections set forth by the Tri- Service Food Code. This code was created by the Army, Navy, and Airforce counter-parts for general sanitation of dining Facilities, child care facilities, on post restaurants including major chain restaurants such as Burger King, Popeyes, and Pizza Hut. We also ensure the general sanitation for barber and beauty shops

  • Causes And Symptoms Of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

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    Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome I. Background CW, an 18-year-old Caucasian male, presented at a rural hospital located in northwest New Mexico. CW complained of flu-like symptoms including a headache, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and myalgia for the previous two to four days (Staff, 2014). He stated within the past 24 to 48 hours he had developed a productive cough, a tightening in his chest, and shortness of breath. When questioned what, his activities were prior to the onset of symptoms he

  • Public Health Problem : The Outbreak Of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

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    Public Health Problem The hantavirus is a virus that is transmitted to humans by rodents. An infection with this virus can develop into Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, a disease that affects the lungs and kidneys, which can ultimately be fatal. Humans can contract the virus by coming in contact with mice nests, droppings, or by inhaling contaminated air. Rodents can also spread the disease by biting someone (which is rare), or if a person eats something that is contaminated. The first known outbreak

  • Sin Nombre Virus Essay

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    that feed on what they can find including grains. Since 1993 there have been no outbreaks of the hantavirus but several people a year are infected and half of the infected people die from pulmonary complications. There is no placental transfer of the hantavirus from the mother to the fetuses she carries but the young deer mice can become infected with the hantavirus at any time after birth (Hantavirus, n.d.). Many deer mice carry the virus in their body fluids and tissues. They infect other mice

  • Huntavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Outbreak Analysis

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    Huntavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Outbreak May 1993 An outbreak of HPS in The Four Corners area of the southwestern United States occurred when a Navajo man, who was healthy previously, became ill with symptoms of shortness of breath and died very rapidly. The man’s fiancée died a few days earlier with the same symptoms. Dr. James Cheek of the Indian Health Service stated: “"I think if it hadn't been for that initial pair of people that became sick within a week of each other, we never would have discovered

  • Pack Rats Research Paper

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    have been known to chew through wires and start electrical fires. Though they may not have a motive, their intentions — good or bad — won’t do much to comfort you if a pack rat starts a fire on your property. Pack Rats Casually Spread the Deadly Hantavirus to Garden

  • Why Rats Decline

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    Consequently, if rats disappear, it will lead to a rush of numbers of small critters and bugs. And they rely on the grains and plants as food. So, it will eventually cause an increase in the pest population even though a rat is also considered a pest according to source one. rats are an important part of the food chain which is the basic key to survival. According to source one, it states that it takes the role of a prey animal when it is eaten by secondary carnivores like cats or snakes so if it

  • Viruses Plague And History Book Review

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    begins with Lassa fever by describing the name, and then describing a case in which the fever presented on several different patients, effectively killing them in a very “The Last Stand” way. Oldstone repeats this in separate chapters about Ebola and Hantavirus, HIV, and Mad Cow disease, highlighting the complexity of the maladies of modern day and the effect they have on their

  • Global Warming and Human Influence

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    Global Warming and Human Influence Global warming can be defined as; “An increase in the earth’s atmospheric and oceanic temperatures widely predicted to occur due to an increase in the greenhouse effect resulting especially from pollution” (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, 2008). According to University of Phoenix Global Warming (2008), the data accumulated from daily measurements indicate that the Earth’s average surface temperature in 2005 was the third highest since the mid-1800s. Apparently

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