The extrinsic incubation period (eip) is the viral incubation period between the time when a mosquito takes a viremic bloodmeal and the time when that mosquito becomes infectious the intrinsic incubation period (iip) is the time between a human being infected and the onset of symptoms due to the infection. Lassa fever is an acute, systemic infectious disease that was first described in the town of lassa, nigeria, in 1969 this severe human disease is caused by the most important old world arenavirus, lassa virus (lasv) ( 76 . Lassa fever is a viral hemorrhagic fever endemic in west africa however, none of the hospitals in the endemic areas of nigeria has the capacity to perform lassa virus diagnostics case identification and management solely relies on non-specific clinical criteria the irrua specialist teaching.
Lassa fever lf lassa fever is a potentially fatal viral infection that van griensven j, van herp m, et al constraints in the diagnosis and treatment of lassa fever and the effect on mortality in hospitalized children and women with obstetric conditions in a rural district hospital in sierra leone the pathology of lassa fever: a. A brief history of pathology the history of pathology has roots in common with all other medical specialties, arising in antiquity when men reasoned about the physical ailments that afflicted them -endothelial system, and nikolai anitschkov (1885–1964), who described the histopathology of the heart, in rheumatic fever for. The history of bloodletting remains one of the greatest stories of medical progress, not because of new discoveries but mainly by persistent unbiased audit if a fever presented for 1 d only, water was given and no food if the fever presented for 2 d it was an indication for venesection the placebo effect:.
Rift valley fever is an acute viral zoonosis that affects mainly domestic animals, such as sheep, goats, and cattle, as well as humans infection can cause severe disease (hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome) and lassa fever lassa fever lassa fever is a viral hemorrhagic fever the only important. John locke's model for society -- a brief 1 page essay on john locke and his model for society-over view- this was a brief 1 page essay used to place students into the correct section of a hist 102 class it talks a ect section of a hist 102 class. A brief summary of lassa fever, its history, pathology and effects pages 3 words 803 view full essay more essays like this: brief summary, lassa fever, pathology and effects not sure what i'd do without @kibin - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university brief summary, lassa fever, pathology and effects not sure what i'd do without. Plague: a very short introduction explores the historical impact of plague over the centuries, focusing on how people coped with the disease and how governments fought it it examines the impact of plague on settlements, local histories, and art and literature plague was responsible for the black death of 1348 and the great plague of london in 1665, as well as for devastating epidemics much. Marburg virus is a hemorrhagic fever virus of the filoviridae family of viruses and a member of the species marburg marburgvirus, genus marburgvirus marburg virus (marv) causes marburg virus disease in humans and nonhuman primates , a form of viral hemorrhagic fever [2.
However, the term hemorrhagic fever is no longer used to refer to ebola virus disease because only a small percentage of ebola patients actually develop significant hemorrhage, and it usually occurs in the terminal phase of fatal illness, when the individual is already in shock. Fig 1 clinical description of the first case of kawasaki the patient was a 4-year-old japanese boy who was hospitalized on the sixth day of illness in january 1961 with fever and associated signs and symptoms. 4 clinical description and pathogenesis of lassa fever the incubation period of lassa fever ranges from 7 to 21 days [34,58]the clinical disease begins as a flu-like illness characterized by fever, general weakness, and malaise, which may be accompanied by cough, sore throat, and severe headache. Ebv effect pittsburgh pathology cases: infectious mononucleosis blood picture the most virulent in the group is lassa fever its reservoir is an east african mouse that sheds the virus copiously typhus, a short story by anton chekhov, md chilling.
Diagnosis (summary): the final diagnosis is the section where the pathologist concludes the information from the entire pathology report into a concise pathologic diagnosis it includes the tumor type and cell of origin. Lassa fever first appeared in lassa, nigeria, in 1969 it has been found in all countries of west africa and is a significant public health problem in endemic areas in populations studied, lassa fever accounts for 5-14% of hospitalized febrile illnesses. Lassa fever is less deadly compared to ebola, though they share similar symptoms because lassa is a very fast replicating and debilitating virus, the chances of a worldwide epidemic are small patients are far too weak to board a plane and spread it to other parts of the world. Get the facts on the history, symptoms, and treatment of marburg virus disease, formerly known as marburg hemorrhagic fever marburg virus disease is caused by viruses that produce symptoms of fever, chills, these help distinguish marburg viruses from others that cause ebola and lassa fever.
The surveillance case definition for q fever was modified in 2008 to revise laboratory criteria for diagnosis and to allow for the separate reporting of acute and chronic q fever during 2008–2010, the number of reported cases decreased slightly, relative to 2007, and the incidence rate has decreased to 04 case per million persons. Lassa fever is caused by lassa fever virus, a member of the family arenaviridae 2 the animal reservoir of infection is the multimammate rat (mastomys natalensis) lassa fever is transmitted to humans when they ingest food contaminated by the feces and urine of mastomys natalensis. A century of pathology at saint elizabeths hospital, washington, dc from archives of pathology & laboratory medicine, 1/1/97 by surya kanhouwa medical history teaches us where we come from, where we stand in medicine at the present time, and in what direction we are marching, it is the compass that guides us into the future.