The Strange Beauty Of Viruses Under The Microscope

 

 

Hantavirus

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Orthohantaviruses are single-stranded viruses that can kill humans. The common hosts are rodents, which carry the disease but they are inmune to it. Contact with the rodent’s urine, saliva, or feces is the main way humans contract this disease. Some strains of hantaviruses cause potentially fatal diseases in humans, such as hantavirus hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Its name cames from the Hantan River area in South Korea where an early outbreak was observed.

Gonorrhea

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Gonorrhea, s a sexually transmitted infection. While any people have no symptoms, men may have burning with urination, discharge from the penis, or testicular pain and women may have burning with urination, vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding between periods, or pelvic pain. If untreated, gonorrhea can spread to joints or heart valves. It’s spread through sexual contact with an infected person, including oral, anal, and vaginal sex. Gonorrhea can be treated with antibiotics and the recommended prevention includes the use of condoms, having sex with only one person who is uninfected and by not having sex at all