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Provide an example of the three prevention strategies: primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention as they relate to disaster epidemiology. Justify your rationale

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Disaster Epidemiology is the study of the effects disasters and disaster-related environments have on a community's health. I don't know if this assignment requires you to pick a specific disaster epidemiological event but some examples you could research are the Haiti Earthquake and the sub sequential cholera epidemic or the Japanese tsunami and the radioactive contamination of food and water.

There are three levels of preventions including primary prevention, secondary prevention, and tertiary prevention. Each of these prevention strategies need to be used during different time frames of the population's disease status. For example primary prevention should be used when the population's disease status is susceptible ...

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Examples of three prevention strategies: primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention as they relate to disaster epidemiology. The solution includes two references.

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