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Sewage treatment and disposal is regulate by the federal government. Why?
to prevent contamination of whole population through improperly processed water
an epidemic of infectious disease that spreads through human populations across a large region
Active Acquired Immunity
occurs when the person is exposed to a live pathogen, develops the disease, and becomes immune as a result of the primary immune response
Passive Acquired Immunity
a short term immunization by the injection of antibodies, such as gamma globulin, that are not produced by the recipient's cells
What drugs can become toxic if taken over a prolonged period of time?
erythromycins and chloramphenicols
have not occurred in humans before, or only in small numbers or occurred in hx but recently recognized as infectious
Malaria is classified as a re-emerging disease because of what?
drug resistance and fear of vaccination
How do you contain the disease once exposed to a Bioterroristic agent?
isolation, patient placement and transport, and cleaning, sterilization, and disinfection
Why would it be necessary to alert the director of a funeral home of the patient dying from a contagious disease or bioterrorism agent?
because the corpse is still contaminated and precautions must be taken
Why do you wash your hand with warm water rather than cold?
dirty hands are oily and oils are more soluble in warm water. So is soap. Warm water works faster and is more effective than cold water for rinsing off germs
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