Infection

Gasto enteritis

In this essay I will write about a patient who is suffering from gastro enteritis. Gastro Enteritis is a stomach/ bowel infection that causes diarrhoea and vomiting. It is caused by a virus and is normally mild therefore the symptoms will clear in a matter of a few days; it is usually a highly infectious […]

An example of the chain of infection

I observed an example, when my tutor showed up what you would do in a workplace if there had been a spillage that may cause infection to service users and staff. She used the example of a hospital corridor where something such as body fluid was spilt on the floor by a service user, the […]

Effects of Cytomegalovirus

CMV, also known as Cytomegalovirus, is one of the largest and most common forms of the herpes viruses that infects all ages of people. Most people infected with CMV shown no signs or symptoms, yet can cause diseases in people who have weakened immune systems and even babies infected before birth, which means 1 in […]

Wisdom Teeth Symptoms

Irritation: Due to the space insufficiency in the mouth, wisdom teeth sometimes get trapped and lead to irritation. You may feel uneasy and uncomfortable because of the irritation. Pain: A localized infection is observed around the wisdom teeth, which is known as ‘pericoronitis’, which leads to pain in the affected area. Wisdom teeth pain is […]

Age-old Syphilis and its Modern Day Rampage

People perish for lack of knowledge. So goes an age-old adage. What people should know about the causes, symptoms and treatment of Syphilis are widespread, and yet, the increase of those getting infected continue to rise. Recent data from the Center for Disease Control reveal that the number of new syphilis cases in year 2004 […]

Cross Infection

Cross infection is the physical movement or transfer of harmful bacteria from one person, object, or place to another, or from one part of the body to another (such as touching a staph-infected hand to the eye). When this cross infection occurs in a hospital or long-term care facility it is called a nosocomial infection. […]

Effectiveness of Basil Plant for Urinary Tract Infection

The care of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a common costly problem in acute care and home care population. Many therapies have been made for the treatment. Despite this, the patient still suffer from pains when urinating and the financial burden. In the locality, Urinary Tract Infection was commonly experienced among teenagers due to lifestyle […]

Rise of the Super Bug

A child cries, “Mommy, I don’t feel good.” “Okay, baby, we’ll get you some medicine.”, replies a mother. All too often that medicine she is talking about will be antibiotics, and the reason the child is feeling bad is because they have a cold or the flu, which is a viral infection not a bacterial […]

Sexually Transmitted Disease in Thailand

Non-Specific Urethritis Urethritis means inflammation of the urethra, the tube where urine passes. This inflammation can be caused by different factors; hence it is called non-specific urethritis. The inflammation does not necessarily mean that there is an underlying infection. If the urethra has been irritated due to physical means, it can damage the lining and […]

Giardia or Giardiasis

What is the infectious agent (pathogen) that causes this infectious disease? For example, the name of the bacteria, virus, or parasite. Giardia is a flagellated (meaning to have whip-like appendages for movement) protozoan that attaches itself to the lining of the upper intestinal tract of a host animal. Giardia lamlia is the parasite also known […]

Bignay as a Cure for Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections are a serious health problem affecting millions of people each year. Infections of the urinary tract are the second most common type of infection in the body. Women are especially prone to UTIs for reasons that are not yet well understood. One woman in five develops a UTI during her lifetime. UTIs […]

Dengue shock syndrome

Sometimes symptoms are mild and can be mistaken for those of the flu or anotherviral infection. Younger children and people who have never had the infection before tend to have milder cases than older children and adults. However, serious problems can develop. These include dengue hemorrhagic fever, a rare complication characterized by high fever, damage […]

Infection Control

The difference between bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites are: • Viruses are not living, whereas bacteria, fungi and parasites are all living organisms. • Viruses need a host cell to be able to replicate, bacteria can multiply themselves by cell division and fungi produce asexually. • Bacteria are single celled as they do not have […]

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

This report discusses what Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is, how it is spread as well as the precautions one should take to avoid getting HFMD. There have been recurrent outbreaks of HFMD over the last few years and similar outbreaks of HFMD have also occurred in the region, namely in Brunei and Sarawak. […]

Food Bourne Illness Short Answer Questions

What is the infectious agent (pathogen) that causes this infectious disease? For example, the name of the bacteria, virus, or parasite. Salmonella is a bacterium; there are many different kinds of salmonella causing bacteria although the most common types in the United States are Typhimurium and Enteritidis. How is this infectious agent transmitted through food […]

Causes and Pathology of Mucositis

Defention: One of the most debilitating side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment. It is characterized by both inflammation and cell loss in the epithelial barrier. Mucositis is a very complex condition: it develops as a series of dynamic interactions that begin in the epithelium but in a later stage involves other tissue mucosal components […]

Designing an Epidemiologic Study to Test the Hypothesis on Multi-state E.coli Outbreak

1. How would you define controls for this study? A control in this study is defined as part of the experiment that is analyzed after the exposure information that was collected for the 7 days before the interview and for the 7 days before the onset of illness in the matching case and to analyze […]

Importance of childhood vaccination

All babies are born with a small natural immunity to disease, but vaccination/immunizations offer important complementary defense against serious infectious diseases. Infectious diseases are also the leading cause death and disability in children. For hundreds of years, beginning with Edward Jenner’s research, scientists have sought to intervene to prevent the spread of infection by inducing […]

N-Cadherin mediated endocytosis of Candida albicans by endothelial cells

Candida albicans is a blood borne organism that has been described as the most prevalent cause fungal infections associated with the blood stream. Clinically the condition is termed as Candidiasis. Candidiasis in more commonly known as “thrash” and this condition can easily be cured in patients whose immune system has not been compromised by such […]

Causes and spread of infection

Identify the differences between bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites What is a Bacteria? A bacteria is a living things that are neither plants nor animals, but belong to a group all by themselves. They are very small individually not more than one single cell however there are normally millions of them together, for they can […]

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