HLTA01 Ch 1

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Health Studies
Caroline Barakat

Ch 1 The Nature of Plagues 122 pneumonia dubbed as the Legionnaires disease 1976first victim Pete Turner WWII veteransymptoms include fever chills headache dry throat chest pains diarrheavomitingresulted to memory loss disorientation confusionhallucinations inflammation of the lungs w congestion of pusliquidair was the pathway spread of diseaseresulted f the aspiration of the bacteria Legionella found in aerosolized wateraspiration is when secretions in the mouth enter the lungsbronchi instead of esophagusstomach toxic shock syndrome TSS gender specific disease 19791996first victim Mary Benton grad studentsymptoms include nausea chills diarrhea headaches high tempheart rate red rashes blood shot eyes conjunctivitis low blood pressurebrown dischargeBenton died f multiorgan failure hepatitis internal blood clots renal insufficiencylow blood pressureresulted f the bacteria staphylococcus aureus the cause was tampons containing crosslinked carboxymethyl cellulose w polyester foamthe tampon material combined with elevated vaginal temperature created the perfect breeding envt for the bacteria S
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