Avian flu & human physiology

Avian flu & human physiologyAvian influenza (Bird flu or avian flu) is a dreaded disease with a pandemic potential. Since the first outbreak in 1997(Lahariya et al., 2006), 123 deaths have occurred over the last 10 years all over the world (Lu et al., 2006). World Health Organization has reported that over 217 cases were confirmed with avian influenza as …

Exam 3

What is Epidemiology? – The study of occurrence, distribution and control of infectious disease in populations What are aspects of Epidemiology? – Terminology – disease reservoirs and carriers – disease transmission – AIDS and nosocomial epidemiology – public health What are the three main types of disease occurrence? -Endemic -Epidemic-Pandemic Define “Incidence” in Epidemiologic terms – number of new cases …

(Chapter 2) Environmental Epidemiology

environmental epidemiology study of diseases and health conditions (occurring in the population) that are linked to environmental factors epidemiology’s contribution to environmental health –concern with populations–use of observational methods–methodolgy for study designs–descriptive and analytic studies concern with populations environmental epidemiology studies a population in relation to morbidity and mortality use of obervational data epidemiolgy is primarily an observational science that …

LCC- Wildlife Lab Final

Viral Diseases Contagious Ecthyma (CE)RabiesDuck PlagueCanine Distemper Parasitic Diseases Nematodes (roundworms)-meningeal worm (internal parasite of white tailed deer. .. problem when contracted by domestic) (can cause paralysis… doesn’t infect humans)-Pasterella/Lungworm complex (Bighorn lambs, coughing and unthriftiness, transmission indirect)-Trichinella spiralis (predators and humans… direct from meat);Cestodes (tapeworms)-Taenia krabbei (wolf, coyote, lynx, bear. .. not humans or livestock. No symptoms, indirect transmission)-Echinococcus …

Bioterrorism & biological

Bioterrorism is the intentional use of micro-organisms to cause ill-effects to humans, livestock and crops. The use of biological substances as a terror threat has been causing growing concern among government officials and public health organizations in recent times. Plague is a serious infectious disease caused by bacterium Yersinia pestis and is easily transmitted to human beings through fleas or …