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Are host, agent, and environment equally important in the natural history of disease, or is one feature more critical than the others? Justify your reasoning.

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When dealing with the natural history of disease, host, agent, and environment are all important factors. It's difficult to say which factor is more important than the other because the importance of the individual factors is dependent upon the type of disease. Diseases can be caused by viruses or bacteria. The mechanisms by which these factors work to promote the disease vary from disease to disease. Below is a list of the factors and an example of a disease where that ...

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The natural history of disease and the importance of various factors (host, agent, and environment). 319 words.