Angel RigalWeek 7 Assignment Microbiology chapters 18 and 24Questions1. The term used to describe an inflammation of the saclike membrane surrounding the heart isa. peritonitis.b. pericarditis.c. myocardial infarction.d. anemia.2. Group II category diseases as established by the NIAID includea. new foodborne pathogens.b. diseases considered eradicated.c. diseases used specifically as bioterrorism agents.d. reemerging diseases.3. The factors involved in re-emerging infectious diseases include which of the following? (selectall that apply)a.Human demographics and behaviorb.International travel and commercec.Technology and industryd.Breakdown in public health measurese.Microbial adaptation and changef.Nutrient requirements of microbesCase Study Chapter 18Directions:Answers must be in short paragraphs using your own words. Use your textbook as a reference, no google or internet searches. An 82-year-old woman is brought into the clinic with the following symptoms: headache, fever, malaise, and excessive fatigue. She also has some blisters on her arms that appear to be associated with scratches caused by her pet cat. She says that she has had the blisters for 2 or 3 weeks, and that the other symptoms have appeared only more recently. Closer examination also reveals a swelling of the lymph nodes in the armpits and a blood test reveals the presence of gram-negative bacilli.Discussion1.On the basis of the circumstances, symptoms, and results of examination and tests, discuss the probable disease and the causative pathogen(s). The probable disease is cat scratch fever and the causative pathogen is Bartonella henselae probably transmitted to her by her cat scratching her.
Angel Rigal2.Discuss the preventive measures and treatment for older patients with potentially compromised immune systems. This disease can be prevented by avoiding rough play with cats/kittens and not allowing cats to lick open wounds on a human or not owning a cat. Treatment for older patients with immunocompromised systems would include antibiotics.