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Caroline Barakat

CH. 17 Plagues on Order, Flu ~Bioterrorism attack- the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, other germs (agents) used to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants. These agents are typically found in nature, but it is possible that they could be changed to increase their ability to cause disease, make them resistant to current medicines, or to increase their ability to be spread into the environment. ~Argentine hemorrhagic (Junin) fever was developed because of change in agricultural practices. Plant corn home for little mouse (Calomys musculinis) mouse carries Junin fever more human infections. ~Influenza (airborne virus) - outbreak of 1918. Killed 500 million ppl. It killed much more ppl than black death or HIV. - Outbreak was due to the crowding conditions of soldiers in Kansas. Mid- 1918, soldiers carries disease to East Coast in the South then to Midwest and onward to Pacific states. In transit across America, disease start appearing among civilian population. - Symptoms: fever, chills, sore throat, lack of energy, muscular pain,headache, nasal congestion (??), lack of appetite. - Highly infectious Ro=10 spread from person to person
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