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Posted by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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I have to do a research paper on a communicable disease.  Any suggestions to a interesting one?  Preferably one that affects toddlers.  Thank you,  I don't even know where to start this paper. lol.

by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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xElizabethx
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 4:16 PM

Have you considered infectious mononucleosis?

bonitamomma3
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 4:31 PM

not even sure what that is but I'll look to see what i can find about it.  Thank you!!!

Any others??

Quoting xElizabethx:

Have you considered infectious mononucleosis?


StephMosDef
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Pink eye.. very contagious

LilahandElliot
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Anthrax would be an interesting one for a paper... or Chickenpox... pink eye... measles...whooping cough... There are tons...

LilahandElliot
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Once you choose one I can help you with the paper. I've always loved research papers :P

peanutsmommy1
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 8:17 PM

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dhs/BCAL-PUB-0111_290980_7.pdf

 

sstewart411
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 8:24 PM

bet you didnt know that asthma was listed in my medical book as a communicable disease? but according to wikipedia it isnt.  Dunno who to believe the medical book i was given for school or wiki....


Worldwide mortality due to infectious diseases[9]
Rank Cause of death Deaths 2002 Percentage of
all deaths
Deaths 1993 1993 Rank
N/A All infectious diseases 14.7 million 25.9% 16.4 million 32.2%
1 Lower respiratory infections[10] 3.9 million 6.9% 4.1 million 1
2 HIV/AIDS 2.8 million 4.9% 0.7 million 7
3 Diarrheal diseases[11] 1.8 million 3.2% 3.0 million 2
4 Tuberculosis (TB) 1.6 million 2.7% 2.7 million 3
5 Malaria 1.3 million 2.2% 2.0 million 4
6 Measles 0.6 million 1.1% 1.1 million 5
7 Pertussis 0.29 million 0.5% 0.36 million 7
8 Tetanus 0.21 million 0.4% 0.15 million 12
9 Meningitis 0.17 million 0.3% 0.25 million 8
10 Syphilis 0.16 million 0.3% 0.19 million 11
11 Hepatitis B 0.10 million 0.2% 0.93 million 6
12-17 Tropical diseases (6)[12] 0.13 million 0.2% 0.53 million 9, 10, 16-18

Note: Other causes of death include maternal and perinatal conditions (5.2%), nutritional deficiencies (0.9%),
noncommunicable conditions (58.8%), and injuries (9.1%).

Source: wikipedia.com, hope it helps a little

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