Disease Dilemmas

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what is the definition of an infectious disease?
a disease spread by pathogens
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what is a contagious disease
a disease spread easily between hosts by direct or indirect contact
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define "Endemic"
the normal, baseline level of a disease within a population
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Define zoonotic disease
a disease spread from animals to humans
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What epidemic followed a natural hazard in which country?
Cholera in Haiti
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What was the source of the Cholera epidemic?
Infected UN peacekeepers from Nepal contaminated a river used as a water supply
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What pandemic occurred in 2009?
H1N1
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When was the H1N1 virus declared a pandemic
June 2009
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Where did H1N1 originate?
Mexico
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What country is used in the Malaria case study on strategies to reduce disease?
Ethiopia
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What is the grassroots strategies case study?
Guinea-worm in Ghana
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What plant does Morphine originate from
Opium Poppy
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What is the case study of a medicinal plant
Rosy Periwinkle
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What is the correct order of the stages of the epidemiological model?
Age of pestilence and famine, age of receding pandemics, age of degenerative diseases, age of delayed diseases
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How did H1N1 spread?
Airborne
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How might climate change impact vector-borne diseases?
More areas will be suitable for vector-borne disease so the number of cases will increase
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What disease spikes most years in winter months in the UK?
Influenza
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How may rainy seasons impact on malaria cases and why?
It may increase malaria cases, as mosquitoes breed on stagnant water
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Why may LIDCs have a higher incidence of communicable diseases?
Little sanitation, overcrowding, little access to clean water, limited healthcare
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Why may ACs have a higher incidence of "diseases of affluence"?
Longer life expectancy, high sanitation, good healthcare, luxurious lifestyle
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In Ethiopia, where are malaria cases concentrated?
Low lands, lower altitude
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How did the Red Cross mitigate against cholera in Haiti?
Education on how it spreads, treatment centres
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How has WHO helped to mitigate against HIV/AIDS in Kenya?
Education of high risk groups, free condoms, HIV clinics for testing & treatment for potential exposure
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Why has the role of women been especially important in grass-roots strategies?
Women are often care-givers and often are involved in food preparation, it has been shown that education by women is more effective
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what is a contagious disease

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a disease spread easily between hosts by direct or indirect contact

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define "Endemic"

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Define zoonotic disease

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What epidemic followed a natural hazard in which country?

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