The Battle Of Midway Essay Research Paper

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The Battle Of Midway Essay, Research Paper I am doing a report on the disease Diphtheria. The definition of the disease is a bacterial disease that affects the throat and can cause serious or fatal complications. It is a serious disease caused by the bacterium. There is a lot of history on this disease. In the late 1800?s diphtheria came across western Europe and the United States, it killed thousands of children. The diphtheria characterized by infection is more contagious than the disease characterized by respiratory infection. Diphtheria is a disease of the respiratory system. It causes membranes to grow on the inner throat. Sometimes the membranes release a toxin into the bloodstream(which is poisonous). The membranes clog the air passages then you can hardly breath, most

of the time you will die. You should have complete bedrest for two to three weeks. Then a man named Bela Schick came over the Schick test. He discovered that the disease was only to be found in humans. It may sometimes enter and effect the skin. This disease is now rare in most of the world. That is most of the history on diphtheria. There are many symptoms that can aware you that you have the disease. You should notice the first symptoms during the first through seventh days after you get it. Some of the first symptoms you sill get are fatigue, a low-grade fever, and a sore throat. Next you will also notice swelling to the neck. Some other symptoms are painful swallowing, nausea and vomiting, chills, bloody, watery drainage from nose, scabbing of nostrils and upper lip, bluish

coloration of skin, fever, headache, breathing difficulty, croup-like cough, hoarseness, stridor, drooling, and rapid breathing. Those are most of the symptoms of Diphtheria. There are many treatments for Diphtheria. As soon as the disease is suspected diphtheria antitoxin is given as an intramuscular injection. The Disease is treated with antibiotics. As an infant you should safely be give the DPT vaccine. This vaccine is a three in one vaccine that protects against diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus. The vaccine has some side effects as slight fever, crankiness, and tenderness of skin. DPT is usually given in the leg or the arm. You can also be give the DT vaccine. The DT vaccine is a two in one vaccine. This vaccine should be given to children less than seven years old. This

is given in the arm or the thigh. This protects against diphtheria and tetanus. There is one last vaccine. It is the Td vaccine. The Td vaccine is also a two in one vaccine that protects against tetanus and diphtheria. This should be give to adults only. After the regular series of injections, a booster of Td vaccine should be taken at the age of fourteen to sixteen and every ten years after that. This is a different dose than the DT vaccine. This one is usually given in the arm. The vaccination is one of the recommended childhood immunizations and should begin during infancy. A lot of times it is required before the children start school. There is a minimum of three injections, but there can be five taken. There is a benefit of taking the vaccine. The benefit is that 85% of the

people who received three injections of the vaccine will be protected from the disease for ten years. There are also some risks involved with the vaccines. DPT often causes mild side effects suck as slight fever, mild crankiness, and tenderness of the injection site for a few days. They happen because of the pertussis component of the vaccine. DTP can cause some risks in one out of every one thousand seven hundred and fifty people. These effects are convulsions, febrile seizure, and shock or collapse. In some cases brain damage has also been known to happened. This is very rare though. If you have has seizures before this time then you are most likely to have seizures. There is also death which is a very rare possibility too. There are also some contradictions you might run into