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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by mangothecat » September 26th, 2016, 9:05 pm

What syndrome is linked to taking aspirin and other salicylate containing medications for viral infections such as chickenpox? What does this syndrome cause (signs, symptoms, pathophysiological changes)?
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Post by tm-scioli » September 27th, 2016, 6:46 pm

I believe this is Reyes syndrome which is typically associated with liver and brain damage an deterioration (only in children) which leads to a bunch of stuff (seizures, comas, hepatitis)

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Post by mangothecat » September 27th, 2016, 9:55 pm

tm-scioli wrote:I believe this is Reyes syndrome which is typically associated with liver and brain damage an deterioration (only in children) which leads to a bunch of stuff (seizures, comas, hepatitis)
Yeeup, your turn!
Initial symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and alteration of mental status (amnesia, disorientation, etc). Reye's syndrome is also characterized with a drop in blood sugar as well as a rise in blood acidity. The brain and liver swells up, and fatty deposits may form in the liver.
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by tm-scioli » September 30th, 2016, 1:35 pm

Describe the symptoms, vectors, and hosts of west nile virus

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Post by bhavjain » October 1st, 2016, 3:38 pm

tm-scioli wrote:Describe the symptoms, vectors, and hosts of west nile virus
1. Symptoms: 80% of cases are symptomatic. About 20% of cases show signs of headaches, fever, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph glands, and skin rashes. Around 1% of cases show encephalitis, meningitis, poliomyelitis, or encephalomeningitis.
2. Vectors: Mosquitoes, particularly Culex pipiens.
3. Hosts: Birds (reservoir host), horses, humans, alligators, crocodiles, amphibians.
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Post by tm-scioli » October 2nd, 2016, 10:42 am

80% of cases are asymptomatic not symptomatic

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Post by bhavjain » October 3rd, 2016, 9:07 pm

Describe the four stages of a bacterial growth curve.
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Post by Schylah » October 4th, 2016, 9:41 am

bhavjain wrote:Describe the four stages of a bacterial growth curve.
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The first stage is the lag phase

The lag phase is where the bacteria is acclimating to its new environment and surroundings. Bacteria is gathering vitamins and minerals to grow with. This phase length depends on where the bacteria is and the type of environment it is exposed to (examples: Food, countertops, bathrooms, etc.)

The second phase is the log phase

The log phase is where the bacteria has everything it needss to grow. It grows at a very fast exponential rate. In this stage diseases grow. The faster the growth, the larger the disease is and the difficulty of finding a cure for it becomes harder the longer the bacteria is exposed to a pool resources. (Example: Cancer, E Coli, etc.)

The third phase is the Stationary phase

The Stationary phase is where bacteria slow down their growth rate and die off. Two ways it can die off is. One, you die from the disease or bacteria. Two, the disease or bacteria run out of resources or food.

The Death phase is the final stage.

The death phase is when the bacteria die and the population decreases from starvation or the toxins become too much for the disease or bacteria.
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Post by bhavjain » October 4th, 2016, 3:34 pm

Schylah wrote:
bhavjain wrote:Describe the four stages of a bacterial growth curve.
Answer:
The first stage is the lag phase

The lag phase is where the bacteria is acclimating to its new environment and surroundings. Bacteria is gathering vitamins and minerals to grow with. This phase length depends on where the bacteria is and the type of environment it is exposed to (examples: Food, countertops, bathrooms, etc.)

The second phase is the log phase

The log phase is where the bacteria has everything it needss to grow. It grows at a very fast exponential rate. In this stage diseases grow. The faster the growth, the larger the disease is and the difficulty of finding a cure for it becomes harder the longer the bacteria is exposed to a pool resources. (Example: Cancer, E Coli, etc.)

The third phase is the Stationary phase

The Stationary phase is where bacteria slow down their growth rate and die off. Two ways it can die off is. One, you die from the disease or bacteria. Two, the disease or bacteria run out of resources or food.

The Death phase is the final stage.

The death phase is when the bacteria die and the population decreases from starvation or the toxins become too much for the disease or bacteria.
Pretty good. Just one thing: In the stationary phase the rate of cell growth matches the rate of cell death. Often caused by a growth-limiting factor or introduction of an inhibitory product. Not sure what you mean by "you die from the disease or bacteria," or how that relates to the stationary phase. Your turn.
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Post by Schylah » October 5th, 2016, 12:05 pm

I know that Malaria is a pretty common mosquito disease in some continents like Asia and Africa... With that in mind..

1.) Is there a cure for Malaria? If so, what is it?

2.) How many people die from Malaria each year? (Please show the statistics for men, women, and children.)
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