Assignment: Epidemiology Communicable Diseases

Assignment: Epidemiology Communicable Diseases

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Assignment: Epidemiology Communicable Diseases

Write a 2000 word paper in which you apply the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease. Refer to the CDC website and one or two other scholarly websites for assistance completing this assignment.

Choose one communicable disease from the following list:

1. Chicken Pox

2. Influenza

3. Tuberculosis

4. Ebola

5. Hepatitis B

6. Mononucleosis

7. Polio

8. Measles

9. HIV

Paper requirements:

1. Describe the communicable disease (causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment) and the demographic of interest (mortality, morbidity, and prevalence). Is this a reportable disease? If so, provide details about reporting time, whom to report to, etc.

2. Describe the determinants of health and explain how those factors contribute to the development of the disease.

3. Discuss the epidemiology triangle as it relates to the communicable disease you have selected. Include host factors, agent factors, (presence or absence), and environmental factors. Are there any special considerations for the community, schools, or general population?

4. Explain the role of the community health nurse (case finding, data collecting, reporting, data analysis and follow up).

5. Identify at least one national agency or organization that addresses the communicable disease chosen and describe how the organization(s) contribute to the resolving or reducing the impact of disease.

6. Discuss a global implication of the disease. How this is addressed in other countries or cultures? Is this disease endemic to a particular area? Provide an example.

A minimum three peer reviewed or professional references is required.