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Disease Outbreak Control

Role of Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the study of how often diseases occur in different people and why they occur. Epidemiology can help us track diseases and find out when an outbreak is occurring or if a disease is decreasing due to a public health interventions. Given the above information, what do you think is the role of the epidemiologist i

Personal Emergency Plans

I need help developing thoughts for three questions about personal emergency plans. 1. What's the importance of making a personal emergency plan and the challenges in keeping emergency supply in household? 2. What items would need to be in the emergency plan? 3. What kind of barriers prevent people from creating plans,

Strategic National Stockpile

In reference to the United States Strategic National Stockpile that maintains caches of medical supplies and equipment that can be shipped in 12-hour "push packs" to any location in the country. What would be the advantage of local communities having their own stockpiles if this service is available?


View "Seth Berkley: HIV and Flu-The Vaccine Strategy." What are some of the tools in this course that epidemiologists use to perform their work?

Major pollutant episodes

Name three historically important lethal pollution episodes. What role do epidemiologists have in preventing future incidents?

The Politics of Medicare and Medicaid

One of the significant challenges for Medicare and Medicaid is not necessarily the implementation of the program but the influence of the political climate with regard to both the financial support and control of the programs. Choose two Articles related to the politics of Medicare and Medicaid from the list below. Aaron,

Health: Genetic Disorders

1. Discuss how incomplete penetrance, variable expressivity, pleiotropy, and genetic heterogeneity can affect the severity of a disease in a family. 2. A person can lower risk of preventable types of cardiovascular disease by exercising regularly and following a diet low in saturated fats and simple carbohydrates and high in f

Genetic Variations

1. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked disease for which prenatal diagnostic testing can be performed. Has prenatal genetic testing increased the detection rate of this disease, compared to prior diagnostic methods? If so, how? If not, why? In case the fetus is diagnosed with DMD and parents decide to terminate the

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

In light of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic and the more recent 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, what are some of the epidemiological patterns that were noted in 1918 that must be taken to avoid another major pandemics in the global society? How would you create a new plan to mitigate the level of morbidity and mortality to the next

Cohort Studies

-Need assistance comparing and contrasting the cohort study approach with case-control studies. Determine which you believe is most effective and explain why. Provide specific examples to support your response or cohort studies -Need assistance Identifying the advantages and disadvantages of developing and utilizing the cohort

Infectious Disease Case Study

Need assistance with the following scenario: "You have been assigned the responsibility of updating your organization's leadership on what should be done for the next flu season. Recent reports from the CDC have indicated that due to shortages in the flu vaccine, 50 percent of the population who are at risk of contracting the

C. Diff outbreak

I need assistance in the following discussion questions. The 2nd question has a link given below: 1. Craft an infection control policy for a nursing home to provide protection of patients, staff, and visitors from infectious diseases. 2. From the e-Activity article below, predict how the disease was transmitted and sugges

Avian Flu: Disease strategy prevention

This research article Identifies some marketing, public service announcement, public awareness and disease prevention strategies emphasized, encouraged, practiced and utilized by the CDC and public health departments in order to build awareness and keep the public safe from the threats of infectious diseases. These include


Explain the quarantine laws regarding cases of Smallpox. Include some history of the disease, some know cases of Smallpox and their outcome (ie. quarantine, isolation), and the eradication of the disease.

Pandemic/Epidemic potential

Compile a list of the ten diseases that are most important relative to its pandemic or epidemic potential. Which diseases causes question or concern? Which emerging disease is considered as most important. Explain why this disease has Epidemic or Pandemic potential, and why quarantine, or related isolation methods, would be

Communicable Diseases Overview

What are 10 diseases that have Epidemic or Pandemic potential, and for which quarantine, or related isolation methods are recommended control measures. Of the 10 diseases which one is the most important, why does it have Epidemic or Pandemic potential and why quarantine or related isolation methods would be primary in control of


CDC Emerging Infections/Diseases: Five emerging infections/diseases to have the greatest Pandemic potential.

Communicable Disease

Discuss the difference between Endemic, Epidemic and Pandemic. assess the potential of H5N1 avian influenza to become a pandemic strain in humans. 1. Where did the disease come from? 2. What causes avian influenza? 3. Can the virus infect humans? 4. What can public health officials do to minimize exposure? B. Propose five

Communicable disease

1. What form(s) of communicable disease control was used in the case of Typhoid Mary? 2. Was this the best course of action? 3. Are there better ways in which the spread of disease could have been controlled.

Communicable disease is addressed.

How is public apathy a serious challenge to effective communicable disease control? How is the stigma associated with serious diseases and the social hostility a challenge to effective communicable disease control?

Quarantine and Isolation

What is the defferences between and quarantine and isolation? What are current challenges to effective communicable disease control?

historical quarantine methods to modern methods

How are historical quarantine methods similar to modern methods? How have methods changed and are historical methods superior or inferior to modern methods? What effects to modern personal rights have on historical methods? How has modern science changed in the methods used in quarantine?

Epidemiologist Recommendation

Based on article attachment, As an Epidemiologist would you recommend implementing this program for family physicians and pediatricians? Evaluate the following in your response: 1. Selection of the physicians 2. Randomization into intervention and control groups 3. Statistical and clinical significance of the results 4

Chronic Disease (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or osteoporosis)

Address the following sections and suggest paper structure and organization: a. Define the chronic disease. b. Explain risk factors and incidence. c. List symptoms. d. Describe the impact of nutrition and exercise on the prognosis of the disease. e. List prevention strategies and treatment options

Investigations of disease outbreaks - How to investigate

Please help me with the following "thinking" question: "200 students from a School (total enrolment of 250) leave on a Friday for a ski trip to Jasper. They travel in four buses. On Sunday 6 students report feeling ill with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. On Monday the principal plans to say there are 30 students absent