Each answer should be at least 1-2 paragraphs in length for full credit.
This week’s discussion relates to the topic of Infectious & Communicable Diseases. After completing your assigned readings, Stanhope & Lancaster Chapters 9, 26 & 27 reviewing the power points slides and viewing the video below, Unseen Enemies: Mankind’s Fight Against Infectious Disease, answer the following questions according to the online discussion guidelines/instructions and rubric from the syllabus.
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1) Take one of the following infections through application of the epidemiologic triangle (agent-host-environment-[time-vector if applicable]) and describe three ways it can be prevented.
Syphilis (bacterial STD)
Giardia (parasite infection)
Dengue (vector borne)
2) Take one of the following conditions through application of the levels of prevention (primary-secondary-tertiary).
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Diabetes mellitus (DM) Type II
Plumbism (lead poisoning)
3) Answer ONE of the following questions based on watching the film, Unseen Enemies: Mankind’s Fight Against Infectious Disease.
In what ways are malaria and yellow fever similar?
What is generally considered the beginning of the modern era of Tuberculosis control?
Describe one of the filth diseases discussed in the film.
Who is Typhoid Mary?
What was Edward Jenner’s contribution to public health?
4. EXTRA CREDIT (Optional) 3 points
As of today, give us the case fatality rate of the Novel corona virus (2019-nCoV) either in China, the US or the world. Refer to Ch. 9 and an outside source such as the CDC to answer this question. Give an example of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention that a nurse could provide in his/her community.