Learning Goal: I’m working on a health & medical question and need guidance to h

Learning Goal: I’m working on a health & medical question and need guidance to help me learn.Please review the Discussion
Board grading rubric in the course Syllabus. Discussion responses
should be on topic, original, and contribute to the quality of the
Discussion by making frequent informed references to lesson materials
and Seminars. Initial Discussion responses should be around 100 words.
Responses to your classmates or instructor should be around 50 words.Choose your own microbial adventureImagine yourself to be a
microbial pathogen, tell us the reason for your choice, and describe in
detail the structures you would like to have in order to live in the
habitat of your choosing and the factors needed to cause infection of a
specific organ in humans.
John Thongsavanh :In this week’s discussion, Trichomonas vaginalis
is the microbial pathogen of choice. I chose this micro-organism
because I have seen plenty of them under a microscope in my laboratory. I
feel bad for the people who have been infected by it, but at the same
time, they are fascinating to look at and stand out like a sore thumb. Trichomonas vaginalis is a parasitic protozoan that causes trichomoniasis, a common cause of vaginitis in females and urethritis in males. Vaginitis is inflammation of the vagina that results in discharge, itching, foul smelling, and pain. Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra, a tube that carries pee from the bladder and out to the tip of the penis. T. vaginalis is the most common
non-viral sexually transmitted organism in humans, infecting about 3.7
million people in the United Sates (CDC, 2021) and over 170 million
people worldwide (Khatoon et al., 2014). It has a pear-shaped body and
is 7 to 23 μm long with about 3 to 5 flagella (tails). A high proportion
of infections go undiagnosed, making it a challenge to measure
infection rates. It can only survive in a human host
within the genital tract and is commonly transmitted through sexual
intercourse and occasionally through fomites (particles on a surface).
Once it is inside a host, incubation period is around 5 to 28 days (CDC,
2021). It multiplies by asexual reproduction which occurs every 8-12
hours. In pregnancy, it can pass from mother to newborn. It is often
asymptomatic in males. The most frequently used method for
diagnosis and rapid detection of trichomoniasis is a wet mount
examination. Other methods using Giemsa stain and Acridine Orange stain
are also available (Khatoon et al., 2014). For this pathogen to thrive, it
requires being untreated and undiagnosed, while increasing sexual
relationships with different partners. Treatment is available that involves
the use of metronidazole and avoiding sexual intercourse. Another
effective way to reduce transmission is to use a condom. Both partners
should be treated to avoid “ping-pong” reinfection. That’s all folks, see y’all next week for another wonderful discussion. -JohnReferences Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021, July 22). Std facts – trichomoniasis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/std/trichomonas/stdfact-trichomoniasis.htm Khatoon, R., Jahan, N., Khan, H. M., Rabbani, T., & Ahmad, S. (2014, December). Evaluation of Different Staining techniques in the diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis infection in females of reproductive age group. Journal of clinical and diagnostic research: JCDR. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4316250 Morgan Hinds :Hi Class,EbolaI
choose to do my discussion about Ebola because it can live on a dead
host which is quite the anomaly of viruses. You can contact Ebola from
blood and other bodily fluids. Ebola also comes from fruit bats,
chimpanzees, gorillas, and porcupines. No vaccines are available.
Symptoms include fever, fatigue, headache, muscle pains, and sore
throat. Treatments include immune therapies, drug therapies, and blood
products. I would like a structure that allows me to invade easily
through body fluid or mucus membranes. The ability to recognize immune
system cells would be beneficial so that I could replicate without
danger. Coming in contact, with the fluids of an infected specimen, is
the easiest way to contract Ebola, however, the specimen does not need
to be alive. Your liver and other organs are affected and other organs
of the endocrine system. References: World Health Organization. (n.d.). Ebola virus disease.
World Health Organization.
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