The disease spreads rapidly, killing many people in its wake (Gubler, 2002). In Maryland, deadly influenza was first diagnosed at Camp Meade on 17 September 1918. Death toll rose exponentially so that military officials…
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Health officials moved with speed to intervene such that by 16th November, the number of deaths significantly dropped to 5,000. The epidemic was one of the worst in the American history. The influenza had a high virulence hence not easy to contain. The influenza is believed to have been transmitted by sailors in Norfolk (Dinh et al., 2006). About 200,000 people were reportedly infected within the first month of the outbreak.
The District of Columbia was hit by the dengue fever epidemic in late September, 2010. By October 1st, 160 cases had been reported. The dengue fever spread exponentially such that by October 8th, about 2000 people had been infected with the flu. 450 victims of dengue fever were reported by mid October (Modis et al., 2004). By the third week of October, 750 people had been infected with the virus. The dengue fever was feared to become a pandemic in the rural areas and along the border. It took the intervention of the health and State authorities in Columbia to warn the people about the high prevalence of the fever along the borders since the disease is mostly transmitted through water and humidity (Gubler, 2002). To effectively contain the disease, there was need for the government of Columbia to work hand in hand with the authorities in regions neighboring Columbia.
There was an Ebola outbreak in Reston, Virginia in 1989. An outbreak spread relatively fast; however it was nonlethal to humans. Several lab monkeys died, though. Many people tested positive. It was a unique Ebola outbreak in the U.S. history. Although the Ebola virus could only kill monkeys, it was a major health scare (Geisbert et al., 1992). Fortunately, the U.S. authorities were able to move with speed to contain the Reston virus. Patients exposed to the virus never really got sick. Many Americans viewed the Reston crisis as a health horror. Health officials who tried to contain the situation were exposed to the virus, albeit
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It has the highest rate of food deprived people in the U. S. A. The 16th Congressional District includes most of the South Bronx. The boundaries of the district are Harlem River on the west and the East River on the south. It is bounded by the Bronx River and Bronx Park on the east, and goes just past Fordham Road on the north.
According to M. R. Phillips et al. (2009), nearly 17.5% of Chinese have some form of mental illness which is one of the highest rates in the world. Culturally, in China, people tend to hide their feelings compared to westerners and mental illness is considered a shame.
In spite of the tremendous breakthroughs and improvements that have been achieved thus far in the field of medicine and healthcare, millions of people die each year due to lack of access to appropriate healthcare. Nearly 36 million people die worldwide each year as a result of non-communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic lung diseases (Shah, 2011).
e proportion of deaths due to chronic diseases will rise to nearly 70% and the global burden of disease will increase to 56%, with most of the increase happening in the African and Eastern Mediterranean regions of the world (Al-Maskari, 2010).
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These places are near the tropical forests. The Ebola virus can be transmitted from wild animals to human beings. It can also be transmitted from human to human. Fruit bats (pteropodidae family) are the natural hosts of this deadly virus (W.H.O. 12). At the
In addition, the resources that enhance the quality of life have a great significance in influencing the health outcomes of a person. They include the availability of health services, access to education and affordable housing among others.
According to the world health organization report, Ebola is transmitted from animals to people and spread within the human population through a human-to-human transmission. The case fatality for Ebola averages at 50% with a
According to Kotch (2013), immunization is a crucial step towards eradicating and preventing communicable diseases like polio and measles in children. Children must be vaccinated against infectious diseases at early stages of life (Kotch,