Histotechnology students at the Orlando campus delivered excellent presentations in class to a group of faculty. They spoke on a variety of diseases, from cause to cure as it relates to the Histology lab work they are preparing for.
Fun Fact: Adult tapeworms can measure more than 50 feet (15.2 meters) long and can survive as long as 30 years in a host.
Fun Fact: Some armadillos, placental mammals with leathery armor, are naturally infected with leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Armadillos are one of the only known animals to carry leprosy, an age-old disease that causes skin and nerve damage.
Fun Fact: Wilson disease is a genetic disorder that is fatal unless detected and treated before serious illness from copper poisoning develops. Wilson disease affects approximately one in 30,000 people worldwide. The genetic defect causes excessive copper accumulation in the liver or brain.