Hemorrhagic fever

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  • The Epidemic Of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

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    Introduction Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a severe and often deadly illness named after a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre) where it was first identified in 1976 with a high case fatality rate lying between 50 and 90%. Outbreaks between 1972 and 2007 are shown in Table 1. The disease first came into the limelight in 1976 in Zaïre and Sudan in 1976 [17]. Its origin is still unknown and it is widely believed that Ebola virus is transmitted to humans from discrete life cycles in

  • Essay about Bioterrorism - Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

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    Bioterrorism - Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Abstract Viral hemorrhagic fever is one of the most feared diseases of today's time. Although most people have heard of anthrax, smallpox and the plague, viral hemorrhagic fever has become a potent weapon used for bioterrorism, silently killing its victims and instilling fear in the rest of the population. Viral hemorrhagic fever can be divided into 4 families. Although each family of viral hemorrhagic fever may have some of its own unique characteristics

  • Essay on The Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Description

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    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Marburg Virus, or the Marburg hemorrhagic fever (MHF), is a very deadly virus. It has a fatality rate anywhere from 24% all the way up to 88% if an outbreak occurs. The Marburg virus takes its name from Marburg, Germany; which is the place where it was initially detected in the year of our Lord 1967. There were other outbreaks of this virus in Frankfurt, Germany and also in Belgrade, Serbia. The main carrier of this virus is believed to be

  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fever and Ebola Virus Species

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    What is Ebola hemorrhagic fever? Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is a severe, often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees) that has appeared sporadically since its initial recognition in 1976. The disease is caused by infection with Ebola virus, named after a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) in Africa, where it was first recognized. The virus is one of two members of a family of RNA viruses called the Filoviridae. There

  • Essay about Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

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    Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is a severe, often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees) that has appeared sporadically since its initial recognition in 1976. The disease is caused by infection with Ebola virus, named after a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) in Africa, where it was first recognized. The virus is one of two members of a family of RNA viruses called the Filoviridae. Three of

  • Dengue Fever And Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

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    Philippines in the 1950’s and in the 80’s cases began to crop up in Latin America and the Caribbean. (cdc.gov/dengue/epidemiology) Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever are caused by a family of four similar viruses that have been appropriately dubbed; dengue 1-4. (cdc.gov/dengue/epidemiology) The insect vector

  • A Brief Note On Lujo Hemorrhagic Fever

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    Lujo Hemorrhagic Fever is caused by a bi-segmented negative RNA virus that is one of the several viruses known to cause viral hemorrhagic fever. The Lujo virus is part of the Arenaviridae family, that consist of several viruses categorized into two primary groups. The Lujo virus is categorized in the “Old World” group, which signifies that the virus in question was discovered in the Eastern Hemisphere, specifically in Africa. The majority of the arenaviruses that are categorized in the “Old World”

  • Hemorrhagic Fever And Indi Dengue Fever

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    Running head: DENGUE FEVER & INDIA Dengue Fever in India Daniela Shvartz & Heather Grossklaus HSC 4117 Health Disparities in Diverse and Dynamic Populations John F. Kennedy University Fall 2014 Table of Contents Introduction (Daniela)..…………………………………………………………………………..3 Epidemiology (Daniela)……………………………………………………………………..........3 Ecology (Daniela)………………………………………………………………………………....4 Transmission (Daniela)……………………………………..……………………………..4 Vector Interactions (Daniela)……………………………………...………

  • Is Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever ( Ehv )?

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    What is Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHV)? EHV is a severe and often fatal disease caused by the ebolavirus. It has an incubation period of 2 days to 3 weeks, during which the patient is not contagious. The patient will become contagious when the first symptoms appear, namely fever, sore throat, muscle pain and headaches, followed by vomiting, diarrhea, decreased kidney and liver function, and finally, internal and external bleeding. The virus can be from wild animals, as well as through human to human

  • Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Research Paper

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    In the year 1967 a disease called the Marburg virus (MVD), formerly known as Marburg hemorrhagic fever, was discovered. MVD was identified during epidemics in Marburg and Frankfurt in Germany and in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia (now Serbia) from importation of infected African green monkeys from Uganda. Thirty-one people became sick, first the laboratory staff, followed by several family members and medical personnel who took care of the ill laboratory workers. Seven deaths were reported. The

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