Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Speciation - first come, first serve

Out of these 10 questions, answer ONLY one as first come first serve. This means that 10 people per period should get their reward :-)
1. Of what did Darwin die?
2. Where did he contract it?
3. Name of the disease, scientific and common name.
4. Organism that causes it and vector that carries it.
5. Is there a treatment for it? If so, which one?
6. Who paid for Darwin's trip?
7. How many kids did he leave at home?
8. Scientific name of mosquitos in our area.
9. Of what are these species of mosquitos carriers?
10. What are the statistics for these diseases here in South Florida?

35 comments:

  1. 1. Darwin Died in his bed, because of the Chagas disease, he got it from the Benchuca (Vinchuca), a species of Reduvius or the “great black bug of the Pampas” or the Assasin Bug , he got the disease near the Andes Mountian Range in Argentina, near Pampa.
    2. Darwin had to pay for the trip on the Beagle, but his father paid most of the money.
    3. Charles Darwin had Ten kid, but three of them did in their early age
    4. Treatment for Chagas disease, includes drugs that can stop the progress of the disease and there is also the fact that you can have a heart transplant surgery to replace the heart defected by Chagas
    5. A common type of mosquito in Miami Dade County that causes disease is the Culex quinquefasciatus (Southern house mosquito). This mosquito causes the West Nile Virus.

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  2. Maria Belen Martinez
    Period 4


    5. Treatment for Chagas disease:

    There is yet no satisfactory treatment.
    Several vaccines have been successful on experimental animals, but none on humans.

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  3. 8. Scientific name of mosquitos in our area.
    culex nigripalpus mosquitoes
    http://dixie.fl.gov/public_works_mosquito_diseases_sle.html
    -Period 7
    Ana Sophia mifsud

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  4. 1. Darwin Died in his bed, because of the Chagas disease, he got it from the Benchuca (Vinchuca), a species of Reduvius or the “great black bug of the Pampas” or the Assasin Bug , he got the disease near the Andes Mountian Range in Argentina, near Pampa.
    2. Darwin had to pay for the trip on the Beagle, but his father paid most of the money.
    3. Charles Darwin had Ten kid, but three of them did in their early age
    4. Treatment for Chagas disease, includes drugs that can stop the progress of the disease and there is also the fact that you can have a heart transplant surgery to replace the heart defected by Chagas
    5. A common type of mosquito in Miami Dade County that causes disease is the Culex quinquefasciatus (Southern house mosquito). This mosquito causes the West Nile Virus.

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  5. ose Alvarez
    Period 7

    1. It is thought that Darwin suffered from Chagas's disease.
    2. He could have gotten this when bitten by a Benchuga bug during his scientific studies in South America.
    3. Trypanosoma cruzi and Chaga's Disease
    4. The triatomine bug, and flagellate protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi.
    5.Two drugs are used to treat this infection: benznidazole and nifurtimox.
    6. Darwin went as a companion to Captain Robert FritzRoy and the trip was self-funded.
    7. None, he wasn't married to his wife until 1838
    8. Miami-Dade County is home to approximately 45 species of mosquitoes. Ochlerotatus sollicitans: eastern salt marsh mosquito, asian tiger mosquito: Aedes albopictus, and the domestic/house mosquito:Culex pipiens
    9. They are common to carry such diseases as: Dengue Fever, Encephalitis, Malaria, and dog heartworm.



    Jose Alvarez
    Period 7

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  6. 7. Darwin had ten children in total, but three died before him, and so he left seven behind.

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  7. avalon Hoek SpaansJanuary 6, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    8. Culex nigripalpus - Avalon Hoek Spaans pd.7

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  8. Yasmin Ali HBIO Pd. 7January 6, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    Yasmin Ali
    Honors Biology Period 7

    1) Of what did Darwin die?

    Darwin died of a heart attack from the disease known as the Chaga's Disease from a Bechuga bug.

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  9. Yurimar Jaen Period.4

    Died of Heart attack;

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  10. 1 of a heart attack
    2 when he near mendoza
    3 Chagas disease,American trypanosomiasis, the kissing bug
    4 Trypanosoma cruzi., Triatominae
    5 No, the treament only to manage to symptons, azole or nitro are common treatment
    6 John Stevens Henslow
    7 Hed had 10 but when he left there only 8
    8 Anopheles quadrimaculatus and aedes
    9 malaria and yellow fever
    10 Statistic show it is very mild, there only have been to case but not from Florida

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  11. Charles Darwin got his disease in South America while doing reasearch.

    -Abby Moore period 7

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  12. charles darwin had 10 children
    Albert Tacornal P-7

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  13. Carolina Almonacid
    Period 7
    1. Of what did Darwin die?

    In December, 1881, Charles Darwin suffered a heart attack, he survived but was after really weak. Four months later, on April 19th, 1882 he suffered a massive coronary thrombosis, which killed him.

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  14. Yurimar Jaen pERIOD 4 HE DIEd of a heart attack

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  15. The treatments for Chagas disease includes nitro or azole derivatives such as benznidazole or nifurtimox. (Wiki)

    -Hannah Zosman, Period 4

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  16. danielle Keeler (period 2)January 6, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    A scientific name of a local mosquito species is the Aedes albopictus. Its common name is the Asian Tiger Mosquito. Aedes is the genus and albopictus is the species.
    The asian tiger mosquito was originally from Asia, hence the name, but was transported over to North America by the transportation of used tires and other goods.
    The asian tiger mosquito is all black with white stripes on its legs...very common in south Florida.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg339
    Danielle Keeler period 2

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  17. Charles Darwin had 10 children, 2 died at infancy, while another died at the age of 5.

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  18. 1. In 1882, Charles Darwin had several minor heart attacks. Many believe that Darwin died of Chaga's disease, when bitten by a bug in South America. There appears to be increasing support for the diagnosis that both organic and psychological ailments combined to cause his illness.

    ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Darwin's_illness )

    Will Hilton
    Pd.7

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  19. Charles Darwin died of a Heart Attack
    Lisa Diaz P.4

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  20. 3.The name of the disease is Chaga's diseases and the scientific name is Trypanosoma cruzi. It is an infection, it is also referred to as American Trypanosomiasis

    Jan Ileto
    Period 2

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  22. 3. The name of the disease is Chaga's disease and it also reffered to as American Trypanosomiasis
    The scientific name is Trypanosoma cruzi.

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  23. 9. Mosquitoes can carry many diseases such: malaria, yellow fever, dengue, filariasis and encephalitis, Western Equine encephalitis, LaCrosse encephalitis, Japanese encephalitis, Eastern Equine encephalitis and West Nile virus.

    Website where I found this information:
    http://www.dadehealth.org/mosquito.asp

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  24. Gabriel Garcia - Period 7January 6, 2010 at 7:31 PM

    1. Of what did Darwin die? Heart Attack

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  25. Alex Graddon P4

    1.)Charles Darrwin died from a heart attack

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  26. Alberto Silva Period 2


    5. Antiparasitic treatment is most effective early in the course of infection but is not limited to cases in the acute phase. Drugs of choice include azole or nitro derivatives such as benznidazole or nifurtimox.

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  27. Alberto Silva

    5. Antiparasitic treatment is most effective early in the course of infection but is not limited to cases in the acute phase. Drugs of choice include azole or nitro derivatives such as benznidazole or nifurtimox.

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  28. Darwin had ten children: William, Anne, Mary, Henrietta, George, Elizabeth, Francis, Leonard, Horace, and Charles.
    --http://aboutdarwin.com/darwin/Children.html

    Darwin died of a heart attack.
    --http://www.hyperhistory.net/apwh/bios/b2darwincharles.htm

    Brooke Lombardi
    period 2

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  29. Luz Ramirez Period 2
    Darwin died of a heart attack.

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  30. michelot m.
    p2

    8. Culex quinquefasciatus scientific name of mosquitoes in southern florida

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  31. Caused by what infectious disease originally?

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  32. What about trifluoralin as a treatment?

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  33. I have not heard of any heart surgeon who may want to operate or do a valve transplant even on a Chagasic patient. That would be good news though.

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  34. Belen: vaccines?? Where did you read that? Give me the quote, since I am very interested.

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