Many of us have been impacted by outbreaks of disease in our lifetimes. Throughout history, humans have battled outbreaks of disease; many have lost their lives to diseases before treatments and cures were discovered. Modern science and medicine have become efficient in developing vaccines and medications to control and treat outbreaks, but whether the diseases will ever truly be eradicated is in question. Considering how many of these infectious diseases exist and how easily they spread, it is important to remember safety issues to reduce and prevent transmission.
For your initial post, reflect over the past decade and recall a news-breaking infectious outbreak of a disease that made an impact on you. Please include a link to a news article or video related to your outbreak in your initial post. Include the following in your post:
-Infectious agent (is the disease bacterial, viral, or fungal? List the specific organism (genus species)
-Mode of transmission
-Signs and symptoms of the disease
-Treatment (or treatments) available
Try not to duplicate another classmate’s topic (make your subject line is your disease so it is easy to check)
-Explain how that story changed the way you interacted with people, family, or friends.
-For your reply post, expand your peer’s ideas by sharing stories from your own personal experience with the outbreak.
“Expand on your peer’s ideas” needs more than 1 - 2 sentences for an acceptable reply.
If you refer to a website or article, be sure to cite it in APA format. This prevents plagiarism and allows your fellow students to review the cites and increase the class knowledge base. (I want to reply to this peer)
an hour ago, at 12:56 PM
Disease name: Cholera
Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the toxigenic bacterium Vibrio cholerae serogroup O1 or O139.
Cholera is found in water that has been contaminated by the feces of someone with the infection.
Signs and symptoms of the disease Cholera infection are often mild or without symptoms but can be severe. Approximately 1 in 10 people who get sick with cholera will develop severe symptoms such as watery diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps. Rapid loss of body fluids leads to dehydration and shock in these people. It is recommended that you seek medical help, or it may be fatal.
Cholera can be successfully treated by immediately replacing the fluid and salts lost through diarrhea. Patients can be treated with oral rehydration solution (ORS), a prepackaged mixture of sugar and salts mixed with 1 liter of water, and drunk in large amounts.
I am from a third-world country, and when the outbreak happened in Haiti, my mother and father went to Haiti to help provide water purification instruments to help combat the issues there.