Download file to see previous pages...
Approximately 2 billion persons in the world are infected with TB. In the United States (US) for instance, almost 15 million people are infected with TB. When it becomes active, TB kills 60% of the people who do not quest for medication. This percentage correlates with 3 million deaths experienced worldwide every year. In the US, approximately 20,000 TB infections take place every year (Denholm, Eisen, McBryde & Street, 2012). TB has treatment; when treated, about 90% of the active TB patients survive. Various governments including the federal government of Canada are working towards reducing the incidence, as well as the burden of TB. Among the efforts put by Canada include conducting investigations in order to enhance early detection as well as treatment of individuals having TB so as to control the spread of the disease. “Early detection as well as treatment of individuals with latent TB infection who are at high risk of progression to active TB disease” (Tuberculosis, 2012) is also one of the key component of not only an effective TB prevention, but also control program. The occurrence and spread of TB are highly influenced by social determinants related to health. In connection with this assertion, many governments are championing collaborative actions so as to address the risk factors for TB.
According to Public Health Agency of Canada (2014), the environmental factors related to TB include overcrowding housing, poor ventilation as well as homelessness. Additionally, the Public Health Agency of Canada also claims that unsanitary living conditions, as well as lower income levels, contribute significantly to the occurrence and spread of TB. In connection with CDC assertion, it is evident that overcrowding as well as poor ventilation exposes people to fluids containing the TB bacterium.
As introduced above, it is clear that TB is regarded as a “disease of the poor and socially disadvantaged” (Chandler,
...Download file to see next pagesRead More
It is evident from the study that physical exercise can assist in preventing many chronic diseases that affect the elderly, assisting them to age with grace. Prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases has become important as it causes more early morbidity and mortality than communicable diseases.
Mithra (2011) explains that “a communicable disease is carried by microorganisms and transmitted through people, animals, surfaces, foods, or air.” Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is one of such communicable disease. AIDS is transmitted mainly through blood.
Antibiotics are normally used in the treatment of infectious diseases. This paper analyses the classification, transmission, prevention, diagnosis and therapy of infectious diseases, the history, types and effectiveness of vaccines and the functioning of vaccines in human body.
The disease is transmitted via a virus that belongs to the family Paramyxoviridae. This virus is a single stranded RNA virus. Human beings are the only hosts for the agent where the virus comfortably thrives in cells lining the back of the throat and lungs.
Newer and safer drugs, preventive measures, vaccines, and immunization have all played vital roles in protecting man from this seemingly ageless enemy. Yet diseases have always presented daunting and intimidating challenges at every stage. This cannot be truer for a
mmunizations, screening and case finding, treatment and contact treatment, and efforts to maximize effectiveness of treatments and prevent resistance (Riegelman, 2010, 101).
Barrier protections are believed by many to be the most successful intervention in preventing
The author explains that respiratory diseases entail influenza (flu), pneumonia, tuberculosis (TB) and common cold among others. Another malady includes intestinal disease whereby transmission is through food or water that has contamination via urine or feces of a person who is infected or an animal.
based health solutions are delivered to all the human beings in the world equally, particularly, conditions which have been eradicated from most of the developed countries but still prevalent in the third world countries ("CDC - Resources for New Health Officials - STLT
There are typically between 250 or 500 itchy blisters.” (Medical News Today, 2014) However, the scars of these poxes heal up even without scarring. Sometimes, scarring the scars leave its mark on the body for a very long time or the mark lasts