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Fever without a cause Paul Aronowitz Q2 . What precautions might Timothy have taken in Mexico to reduce the chances of infection? Avoid raw vegetables (that could've been fertilized by human feces). And boil drinking water to kill any possible microorganisms. Because Entamoeba histolytica is transmitted occurs through ingestion of cysts in fecal contaminated food or water. Q4 . Suppose this diseased had occurred in an elderly person whose immune system is weakened. What might the result have been? Why? Normal people when infected, they form antibodies to kill the bacteria and minimize the spread of the infection, if it reaches the liver, the body mounts an immune response to try to wall off the organism and prevent it from spreading to other tissues. The result is a pus-filled abscess. But in patients with weak immune system, who have lower levels of antibodies, they cannot prevent the spread of an infection and thus it will invade most body tissue and may lead to death. Q5. Why wasn’t the source of Timothy's disease identified? Because in most cases of amoebic abscess, patients develop symptoms within three or four months. But in Timothy's case it had taken more than six months for the abscess to make him ill, and in this long period of time it became hard for the doctors to
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course CHEM 342 taught by Professor Prestonsnee during the Spring '08 term at Ill. Chicago.

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