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Study Notes -- the Power of Plagues, Chapter 1

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Caroline Barakat

The Power of Plagues Chapter 1 The Nature of Plagues: - Legionnaires disease: respiratory infection resulting from aspiration of bacteria (called Legionella) in aerosolized water. Causes Symptoms TSS (Toxic Shock - tampons which contained cross- - nausea, chills, diarrhea, headache, Syndrome) linked carboxylmethyl cellulose and sore throat - Gender-specific with polyester foam, which - high temperature & heart rate allowed toxin-producing S. aureus - red rash on thighs, face, abdomen, to grow. and arms - brownish discharge from pelvic area SARS (severe - Chinese physician who traveled - fever, dry cough, sore throat, acute respiratory to Hong Kong who was ill headache syndrome) - Disease traveled around the world through, transmitted from person-to-person Measles - caused by virus - fever, weakness, loss of appetite, - transmitted through air through coughing, runny nose, and tearing coughing, sneezing, and talk of the eyes - infection multiplies, reaching - rash later appears on ears, lymph nodes and released viruses forehead, face, neck, trunk, and feet that invade white blood cells all of which are essential to immunity - Immunization for children, treating illness with effective drugs and antibiotics, and good nourishment help minimize the effects of an epidemic. - New and old diseases can erupt and spread throughout the world more quickly due to increased and rapid movements of people and goods, as well as advances in technology (as in the case of TSS) Living Off Others: Parasites: - derived from the Latin word parasitus meaning food. - Entities that are unable to survive on their own and require another living being for their nourishment www.notesolution.com
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