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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817492–501 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.492
Published: 01 September 2019
...Alex H. Valenzuela; Erica L. Mullins; Antje Lauer Valley fever, a disease caused by the soilborne fungal pathogen Coccidioides spp., is on the rise in the southwestern United States and is suspected of expanding its habitat in response to climate change. Many people residing in endemic areas are...
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in Detecting a Fungal Pathogen in Its Natural Habitat: The Case of Valley Fever > The American Biology Teacher
Published: 01 September 2019
Figure 2. Flowchart showing, step by step, how valley fever incidence data and soil parameter information can be obtained from publicly available online sources. Students can use the data to further explore disease incidence over time by making a line graph or by investigating differences of soil Figure 2. Flowchart showing, step by step, how valley fever incidence data and soil parameter information can be obtained from publicly available online sources. Students can use the data to further explore disease incidence over time by making a line graph or by investigating differences of soil More
The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819680–685 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.680
Published: 01 December 2019
... Valley fever............................7.492-I Value............................1.20-RL Virology............................1.32-I, 3.197-TT Virulence............................8.577-I Wasp galls............................1.27-I Water quality............................3.162-I, 9.618-F...
The American Biology Teacher. 2009; 717424–429 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/20565346
Published: 01 September 2009
... buildings, foods, or cultivated plants. Athlete's foot fungi cause discomfort, while Valley Fever fungus (Coccidioides immitis) and histoplasmosis (Histoplasmosa capsulatum) can cause life-threatening diseases. Despite their many roles in our daily lives, fungi often seem obscure and mysterious and are...
The American Biology Teacher. 2009; 71274–76 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27669375
Published: 01 February 2009
... tuberculosis and scarlet fever, for which there are treat lo. i?Chal?es Waring ? Figure 1. Charles Darwin's Immediate Family Tree. (Reproduced with permis sion from John van Wyhe [Ed . The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online, httpy/darwin-onlineorg.uk merits (Newman, 1907). To link 1859 to the present...
The American Biology Teacher. 2006; 685296–298 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4451992
Published: 01 May 2006
... be unlikely candidates for culturing and identi- fication. Diseases which might be contracted from con- tact with water demonstrating high fecal counts include typhoid fever, hepatitis, gastroenteritis, dysen- tery, and ear infection (EPA, 2000). Though these single cell bacteria can be seen under...
The American Biology Teacher. 2004; 665377–382 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4451693
Published: 01 May 2004
... fungus that can cause problems even in healthy indi- viduals is Coccidioides immitis which is endemic in the Southwest. The infection is called Valley Fever because it is increasingly common in the San Joaquin Valley. While cases used to be counted in the hundreds in California, they are now counted in...
The American Biology Teacher. 2004; 665363–369 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4451691
Published: 01 May 2004
... Equine Encephalitis Malarias La Crosse Encephalitis Plasmodium falciparum Japanese Encephalitis Plasmodium alariae Petosi Virus Plasmodium ovale Rift Valley Fever Plasmodium vivax St. Louis Encephalitis West Nile Encephalitis Western Equine Encephalitis Yellow Fever Figure 1. Mosquito larval stage \,j V...
The American Biology Teacher. 2000; 629670–673 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4451008
Published: 01 November 2000
...Maura C. Flannery Copyright National Association of Biology Teachers References Ansay. (1999). Midnight Champagne. New York: Morrow. Ansay Midnight Champagne 1999 Barrett, A. (1996). Ship Fever and Other Stories. New York: Norton. Barrett Ship Fever and Other Stories...
The American Biology Teacher. 1999; 619712–713 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4450814
Published: 01 November 1999
... transport of Afri- can diseases to the Americas via the slave trade. Bubonic plague is given much coverage because of the fear it instilled and the tremendous death toll it has taken throughout history. Dis- eases such as AIDS, Ebola and Lassa fever are discussed because Porter attributes their development...
The American Biology Teacher. 1999; 619715–719 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4450792
Published: 01 November 1999
...) 3:235R Rosalyn Yalow Nobel Laureate 9:709R Satellite Fever (M. Painter) 2:155R Schoolyard Ecology (B. Willard & C. Willard) 5:390R Science for ALL Students (M. Berda & M.J. Blaisdell) 6:468R Science Teaching Reconsidered: A Handbook 4:313R The Science Times Book of Birds (N. Wade, Ed.) 5:388R...
The American Biology Teacher. 1999; 616420–422 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4450721
Published: 01 June 1999
... the U.S. tuberculosis is a rare disease today. 24 14 19.* Warts can be caused by touching toads. 46 4 20.* A fever can help the human body fight disease organisms. 153 51 21.* Sugar causes tooth decay (dental cavities). 108 64 22. More people die of snake bites in the U.S. each year than of black...
The American Biology Teacher. 1999; 612137–148 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4450635
Published: 01 February 1999
... fast enough. A sickling episode, or crisis, can be brought on by infection, dehydration, overexertion, high altitude, chills or cold weather. Sometimes there is no apparent precipitating factor. People with sickle-cell disease are susceptible to fevers and infection. There is no cure for sickle-cell...
The American Biology Teacher. 1998; 604258–262 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4450468
Published: 01 April 1998
... fever, was 258 THE AMERICAN BIOLOGY TEACHER, VOLUME 60, NO. 4, APRIL 1998 carried by the attendants to the mother during the birthing process. He produced evidence to show that clean hands reduced the incidence of the disease, but few doctors would give up the notion that noxious effluvia, not bloody...
The American Biology Teacher. 1996; 586381–382 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4450184
Published: 01 September 1996
...: Biology Department, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030. mysterious fevers; this investigator in- trepidly seeks out the elusive orangu- tans in their jungle habitat. In fact, the name orangutan comes from two Ma- lay words meaning 'person of the for- est'. With patience, one sees that the...
The American Biology Teacher. 1996; 587396–406 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4450191
Published: 01 October 1996
... was an herbal tea that he used to treat fevers and intestinal parasites. Kwasi met Linnaeus, who named the plant in his tea Quassia amara, Latin for "Kwasi's bitters". This plant has been used in Western medicine for 200 years (Healey 1975). Eighteenth & Nineteenth Centuries Through biographies...
The American Biology Teacher. 1992; 546383–384 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4449523
Published: 01 September 1992
...- ease caused by TMV was described in 1886 by Adolf Mayer and shown to be due to a "filterable agent"-something smaller than bacteria that could pass through a 0.1 to 0.5 micron filter-in 1892 by Dimitrii Ivanovsky. We also learn that yellow fever, the first hu- man disease shown to be caused by a...
The American Biology Teacher. 1991; 538467–478 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4449371
Published: 01 November 1991
... exacerbated by two factors; factors that were drawn to the public's attention by the hygiene movement and which Pasteur attempted to address. One of these factors was the shockingly high death rate among women in childbirth. In one six-week period in 1856, there were 64 fatalities caused by puerperal fever...
The American Biology Teacher. 1988; 507456–459 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4448791
Published: 01 October 1988
... Walsh, J. (1988). Rift Valley Fever rears its head. Science, 240, 1397-1399. 10.2307/1701442 1397 Biology Toda 1 Week in Biology Maura Flannery Department Editor I've often been struck by the fact that finding a topic for this column isn't difficult-there's always so much going on in biology. When...
The American Biology Teacher. 1987; 496364–365 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4448550
Published: 01 September 1987
... plates that will not be used in 2-3 days. Additional Notes Some localities have serious soil pathogens such as the bacteria that cause anthrax and valley fever. It is unlikely that these organisms or other pathogens would grow on minimal media but it would be wise to check with local public health...