Disease Assignment for Bio 1112

You are to research one of the diseases on the list provided and write a report on that disease. This can be written as a paper, PowerPoint, etc. All of the categories listed below must be included. In writing your paper/PowerPoint, use the topic and Roman numeral to separate the topics. Your document will be run through Turnitin.com to check for plagiarism.

  1. Definition
  2. Include number of people affected every year, if known
  3. Tissue(s) specifically affected
  4. What is the particular tissue type, organ, cell, etc., affected?

III. Symptoms

  1. Causes: genetics, virus/bacteria/fungi, medications, injury/trauma, etc.
  2. What is the vector?
  3. Are there multiple hosts?
  4. How is it transmitted?
  5. Risk factors: age, sex, race, ethnicity, predisposition, etc.
  6. Complications

VII. Tests and diagnosis

VIII. Treatment and drugs

  1. Type of treatment
  2. Drugs used to treat the disease
  3. Survivor change: What are the chances of surviving the disease?
  4. Prevention
  5. Can it be prevented? If so, how?
  6. What strategies are in place to prevent spreading?
  7. What is the likely hood of contracting the disease in the United States?
  8. References

Disease List

  1. Dengue fever
  2. Yellow fever
  3. Zika virus
  4. Lyme disease
  5. West Nile virus
  6. Ebola virus
  7. Trichinellosis
  8. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
  9. Trichomoniasis
  10. Neurocysticercosis

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