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Unformatted text preview: Bubonic Plague Infectious Disease-caused by micro-organisms o bacteria treated with antibiotics o virus treated with antiviral medication (Tamiflu) o fungus antifungal medication o parasites treatable with various medications to kill the organisms Top 10 Infectious Causes of Death 1. influenza o 3.7 million deaths o caused by a virus o death usually by secondary infection and pneumonia o Spanish Flu 1918 20-40 million deaths o Asian Flu 1957 70,000 deaths in U.S. o Hong Kong Flu 1968-69 33,000 deaths in U.S. 2. Tuberculosis o 2.9 million deaths 3. Cholera o 2.5 million deaths 4. AIDS o 2.3 million deaths 5. Malaria o 1.5-2.7 million deaths 6. Measles o 960,000 deaths 7. Hepatitis B o 605,000 deaths 8. Bordatella/ Pertusis o 410,00deaths 9. Tetanus o 275,000 deaths 10. Dengue/ hemorraghic o 144,000 deaths...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '03 term at San Diego State.
- Fall '03