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    Explanation of epidemiology and tertiary prevention

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    Please give 3 examples of tertiary prevention of smallpox. Explain how these examples are carried out.

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    In epidemiology, "tertiary prevention" refers to the prevention of long term effects or disibilites caused by a disease. To simplify that, how is the disease managed, and how long-term effects are prevented or decreased. The long-term effects need not be caused directly by the virus, but may be consequences of the illness (such as fever and dehydration). Because there ...

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    This solution uses smallpox as an example of how tertiary prevention is used. It includes some references for further information.

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