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A disease is a particular abnormal condition, a disorder of a structure or function, that affects part or all of an organism. The causal study of disease is called pathology. Disease is often construed as a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and signs.
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“ Whether I or anyone else accepted the concept of alcoholism as a disease didn't matter; what mattered was that when treated as a disease, those who suffered from it were most likely to recover. ...more ”
“ After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting. ”
We've all known that New York was a place of prosperity and new chances. Well that was before. …more
[close] We've all known that New York was a place of prosperity and new chances. Well that was before. Before the government collapsed, leaving everyone to fend for themselves. Before every passing day, meant a possible death. Disease spread throughout the state, and quickly advancing out the country. Scientist believe it would take over all of the United States. Task Forces pay frequent visits to homes to mark doors--warning others of possible contamination. Those infected get taken away, and never return. Steve Perry, a former scientist, and political chairman, introduced Project Genesis. Their goal is to save the world. More or less.
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You've heard of Swine Flu. You've heard of bat flu. But then, a bat, infected with bat flu, was …more
[close] You've heard of Swine Flu. You've heard of bat flu. But then, a bat, infected with bat flu, was eating a grape, and it fell into a pen that held swine, one of which was infected with swine flu. The infected pig ate the grape, and contracted the bat flu. Then the pig was shipped to a slaughter house and was turned into food. Someone shook hands with the chef that had prepared the infected meat and then she came home, infecting everyone she came into contact with. Pretty soon an epidemic broke out. But now, a new disease, one even more deadly and more serious than the swine/bat flu virus.
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you examine the small scrap of paper in your hand. its writing is near illegible- but not so bad…more
[close] you examine the small scrap of paper in your hand. its writing is near illegible- but not so bad that you can't understand all of its words. it reads; dear person whom it may concern; as of yesterday, i, jacob troy, have realeased something dangerous out into our currently war-torn universe. no, not a big horrorbeast, but a small tiny thing. a certian type of bacteria. this stange little organism will either be the saviour or death of our civilization- it can create huge, hulking not-humans, imps, if you will. it could turn rubble into grass plains, the ruins of the world's greatest cities into the future forwards soceity we once knew. reader, it is up to the latest generation to tame this bacteria and bring our world back to its former glory. sincerly, jacob willam troy. After gluping down a few breaths, staring at this paper inconheirently, it gets though you head that this man, the man who's completly lifless body is lying on a few feet away was talking about. he was talking about your generation. it is now up to you to tame these imps and restart this dystopia.
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[close] An online platform to talk about disability & chronic illness in literature as well as film, media, politics, pop culture and everyday life with monthly selections and discussions. While geared towards women age 18-39, we accept all disabled members and allies. Topics we hope to spotlight with each book (and occassional film/series/poetry/visual project) selection include: -Physical, Sensory, Invisible, Mental, and Developmental Disabilities -Disability Law, Rights, History, & Activism -Healthcare & Accessibility from: *Women's Perspectives *POC's Perspective *LGBTQIA Perspectives *International Perspectives *Young Adult (Gen Y/Z) Perspectives *Survivor's Perspectives *Doctor, Industry & Policymaker Perspectives While the group will primarily operate out of Goodreads, we may occasional supplement the forum with live chats, resources, contests, and contributions from members. Stay tuned!
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