Epidemic Papers

  • Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic

    1179 words, 5 pages

    The mountain pine beetle epidemic is causing environmental and social impacts to much of British Columbia. Our forests are very important and will no longer be able to maintain their role if changes are not made. The devastation has had a sweeping impact on B.C.’s ecological, and economical well-being. Additionally, recent studies are drawing attention to the carbon-emitting properties of the dead forests, which is a global concern. A popular misconception developed that the current provincial mountain pine beetle epidemic began in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. While t

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    The Black Death

    1718 words, 7 pages

    Impact of the Black Death Sara Myers HIS 103 Todd Menzing 1-11-2014 This paper will explain the causes and the effects of the Black Death. It will tell the impact it had on society. It will explain why it took the lives of so many people and how it controlled a lot of people. It will also tell where it came from and how it spread. It will describe what it looked like and how you could tell if you were infected. The Black Death was one of the worst diseases of the century. It killed 1.5 million people out of a total of 4 million people be

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    Black Death

    989 words, 4 pages

    World Civilizations 1 History 103 Black Death was known by three names: the Black Death, Bubonic Plague, and Black Plague. It was call the “Great Mortality” during the fourteenth century. Regardless of what it was called, it was one of the world’s worst pandemic in history. This plague was one of the worst, destroying villages and communities. The immediate impacts were, devastation, and lose of families, religious effects, and social change. It was the most feared diseases of that time. Much like the Aids epidemic of our time. The plaque spread from Asia to the Middle East and most p

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    Obesity Report

    1009 words, 5 pages

    Investor Presentation Florentez Investment Management Inc. Investment Opportunity Global Obesity Growth Obesity rates have doubled over the past 30 years and globally 1.4bn people are overweight and 500 million obese, according to WHO. By 2030, 50-60% of the population in many countries are on target to be classified as obese. Well over 200mn adults are overweight in Europe and obesity has tripled over the past two decades. Obesity is the fifth-highest global risk for death accounting for at least 2.8mn adult deaths a year. The future health, social and

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    Life In Britain From 1750-900

    1255 words, 6 pages

    ‘Life in Britain during the period 1750-1900 was vile for everyone.’ How far do you agree? Life in this period was very diverse. There were extremes of both rich and poor, this was shown in many parts of life. Some people lived in horrible conditions with next to no money, however others lived in great conditions, with money in their pockets. During this period of time the industrial revolution came around, and brought many changes for many people. The industrial revolution accelerated in the 1780s, after developing for many decades. But were these changes good for eve

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    Childhood Obesity

    1259 words, 6 pages

    Who is to Blame for Childhood Obesity? Childhood obesity has been a hot topic over the past few years. With this crisis on the rise, many are asking who is to blame. Is it the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)? Maybe it is the ad companies that promote sugar filled foods to catch the eye of young ones, as well as the food distributors. Some say it is the cafeteria’s fault in your local school. Others protest that it is the obese child’s parents who we should be blaming. Some love to blame it on their genetics, saying “It runs in the family, we are

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    Childhood Diseases

    1266 words, 6 pages

    In this essay I will be discussing two disease, namely diphtheria and polio ,along with how it affects people in different parts of the world.The term ‘childhood disease’ is disputed because almost all diseases children contract can also be contracted by adults, children can also catch diseases not categorized as childhood diseases. Both diseases here can be prevented through vaccination, but it varies between countries, developing countries like the Netherlands which have a stable economy can afford to give vaccines free to newly born children, while in developing countries such as India or P

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    Black Death

    1508 words, 7 pages

    What did people think caused the Black Death and why was the belief common? The Black Death was one of the worst pandemics in history killing around 75 million to 200 million people (Anne & Kelly 76-77). The Black Death all started in China where it killed approximately 5 million people in the Hebei Province which was amazingly 90% of their population(Szczepanski). After that the disease spread to the West. Some Italian sailors came back on a ship to Messina, Italy ,feeling nauseated and sick to one’s stomach, while carrying the disease which is how the black deat

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    Distracted Driving Statistics

    1510 words, 7 pages

    There are three main types of distraction: •Visual — taking your eyes off the road •Manual — taking your hands off the wheel •Cognitive — taking your mind off what you’re doing Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving and increase the risk of crashing. While all distractions can endanger drivers’ safety, texting is the most alarming because it involves all three types of distraction. Other distracting activities include: •Using a cell phone •Eating and drinking •Talking to pass

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    Yellow Fever: Its Cause And Effect On People

    1518 words, 7 pages

    Yellow fever a disease that has killed thousands of people in Philadelphia, Mississippi, New Orleans, and many other places in the United States. Where did yellow fever originate you might ask? Well it originated in Africa, South and Central America. Although not found anywhere else there can be sudden out breaks anywhere with mosquitos and an infected person live making it a problem 24\7. This disease is a virus spread when bitten by female mosquitos right after they bite a monkey or person who has it. Usually it is found in South American rainforests and Africa but all it takes to spread it

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    Childhood Obesity

    1526 words, 7 pages

    When you see a young child that is severely overweight, what is the first thing you think about? There are many causes that contribute to early childhood obesity, which I will be discussing. Several people think obesity comes from genetics. Yes, that is a factor of obesity but there are so many factors to take in consideration. In the following paragraphs I will explain what other factors cause childhood obesity and some preventions that parents can do to help with childhood obesity. Everyone can prevent childhood obesity. First of all, overweight is defined as having excess body weight fo

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    Childhood Obesity Research Paper

    1758 words, 8 pages

    Andrew Jordan RH 131 Research Paper Final Draft Thursday, January 15, 2009 Childhood Obesity: The Issue, and Possible Solutions Childhood obesity is quickly becoming a huge epidemic in the United States today. Many of the nation’s leading health officials believe that obesity is one of the fastest growing diseases in America. What many citizens don’t understand is that obesity is also a disease that can kill a person. Currently, over 9 million children in the United States are obese (Koplan et. al, 57). Currently, it is estimated that a third of all children in grade

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    Childhood Obesity

    1755 words, 8 pages

    To: Dr. Flail Subject: English 1102 Research Paper/Childhood Obesity Childhood Obesity Epidemic Childhood obesity is quickly becoming a huge epidemic in the United States today. Many of the nation’s leading health officials believe that obesity is one of the fastest growing diseases in America. What many citizens don’t understand is that obesity is also a disease that can kill a person. Currently, over 9 million children in the United States are obese. Currently, it is estimated that a third of all children in grades 9 – 12 don’t exercise enough. (Statistics

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