Small Pox

All about this terrible disease

Small Pox Characteristics

The small pox is called the variola disease, the first step of this disease is to attach to a host and begin its life cycle process. It usually enters through the respiratory tract. It attaches to the mouth, trachea or lung mucus then traveling through the body attaching to cells and hijacking them to begin their replication process. The disease is spread through the air and contact with infected as when the host is fully infected leaking spores are on the skin. This virus is a mystery but is supposed to have started in Africa but then spread to the rest of the world killing millions of people worldwide but due to modern medicine the disease has been eradicated.
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Symptoms

The incubation period of the small pox after being exposed is 7-17 days. The first symptoms are high fever, headache and back aches, then there will come chills, abdominal pain, vomiting and malaise. The most deadly symptom though is the pox themselves which contain puss and burst causing severe pain and more infections. If you have a fatal case you will die within two weeks, if its not as severe it takes 4 for most of the pox to burst and scab away but you will be left with deep scars.
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Treatment

There is no true way to stop the small pox virus, In the colonial days thought it was common for a priest with a small box inflicted person to go around to houses, pop a pox and then take a knife make small insertion into the skin ( which looks like a circle when it scars) and insert the puss into the wound. Although now there is no way to treat the disease you can only take things for the pain and high fever. There is nothing to help the disease besides for advancements in modern medicine and hygiene that can improve the chance of you living.

Where its Found

It was originated in North Eastern Africa and then spread to India around 10,000 B.C and stuck around but everywhere it spread it always adapted to the climate of the area.

Fungal Meningitis

Characteristics

Fungal Meningitis or Menningcoccol Meningitis is an infection of certain types of fungus that enter the blood stream, this is a type of lung infection which causes severe breathing difficulties along with other problems to the human body. Canadida albicans and Cryptococcus Neoformans are two examples of fungus that causes the infection once it enters the blood stream. It usually affects low weight infants and elderly but it can affect all age groups.It is non-contagious and is only passsed along through the blood stream.
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Symptoms

Fever

Headache

Stiff Neck

Nausea and Vomiting

Photophobia

Confusion

The symptoms kick in around 1 to 2 weeks after infection of the fungus into the bloodstream. If not treated this can be extremely deadly especially if a person immune system is very weak.

Treatment

This is treated with long periods of anti fungal medicine that could eradicate the fungus. They will usually put you into the hospital and monitor everything and control your movements diet and all. During this time period they will eradicate the fungus and you will b able to go back to your daily life.

Where its Found

It is usually found in most parts of the globe except for those of extreme heat or extreme cold. It has been affecting the world for such a very long time and there seems to be no way to kill off these fungi that cause the infection