Assignment #1: Epidemiology   (Week 2)

  • Identify a communicable or infectious disease entity that has occurred either in the United Sates or any other country.
  • Describe the natural history of the disease.
  • Briefly describe the pathophysiology, and the signs and symptoms of the disease
  • Apply all three parts of the epidemiological triangle: What was the agent?
  • Who was the hosts and what host factors contributed to contracting the disease?
  • Describe the environment in which the epidemic took place.
  • Address the following issues with regard to the disease entity you’ve chosen: Communicability, Prevalence (provide statistics)
  • Discuss the factors that contribute to the spread of the disease
  • Identify three evidence-based management modalities
  • Discuss the status of the disease as compared with the objectives and goals in Healthy People 2020
  • Length:  Minimum Six (6); Maximum seven (7) pages including title and reference page

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Last Updated on April 25, 2020

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