EbolaAnthraxBioweaponsW11ToPost-2

EbolaAnthraxBioweaponsW11ToPost-2 - Suggestions for And the...

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Suggestions for “And the Band Played On” Read about 25-50 pages at a time Think about 4 things What was going on politically What were the doctors seeing What was going on with the gay community Were there any differences between San Francisco and New York Use discussion to help solidify the details
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For example, the first 25-50 pages: Politically, the democrats lost some power The doctors were starting to see a lot of disease in gay men and were seeing cases where the immune system went bad The gay community was experiencing lots of sexual freedom San Francisco wanted more rights for gays, New York was just happy to keep the gains they had
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Lecture 11, February 15 Todays Outline Finish Malaria Ebola A virus Anthrax A bacterium Suitability for a Bioweapon? Announcements Exam on Thursday Same rooms as last time Review session in Discussion Bring your questions
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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Disease caused by an RNA virus The virus attacks cells lining the blood vessels Damaged blood vessel allow blood to leak out, heart can’t pump blood to organs Overall organ failure
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Clinical Features Symptoms of infection begin with fever, headache, diarrhea, stomach pains -- symptoms that could be due to many infections. Often Misdiagnosed Within a week, most victims also develop chest pain. Some some go blind, bleed from the nose, eyes, and other orifices. Disease is very lethal: 70- 90% of infected people die
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Subtypes Identified in Different Regions Four different viral subtypes cause disease in humans. First seen in 1970s Subtypes named after place of origin One subtype causes disease in nonhuman primates Ebola-Reston (Hot Zone) Marburg virus--related to ebola
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Transmission Direct contact with blood, secretions, organs or semen Even after death • Cultural funeral practices contribute to
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