Epidemiologic surveillance of an outbreak of infectious diseases
Epidemiologic surveillance is used in public and global health. For this Assignment, begin by locating a recent article about an outbreak of an infectious or communicable disease.
Locating a recent article about an outbreak of an infectious
Epidemiologic surveillance is use d in public and global health. For this Assignment, begin by locating a recent article about an outbreak of an infectious or communicable disease. The article can come from a newspaper or other source but your paper must be supported with at least three scholarly sources of evidence in the literature which may include your text or course readings.
Write a 3- to 4-page paper that includes the following:
Firstly, a summary of the article, including the title and author.
Secondly, identify the title of the article with in-text citation and corresponding reference in reference list.
Thirdly, the relationship among causal agents, susceptible persons, and environmental factors (epidemiological triangle)
Further, the role of the nurse in addressing the outbreak.
Possible health promotion/health protection strategies that could have been implement by nurses to mitigate the outbreak
Disease outbreaks are usually as a cause by an infection, transmit through person-to-person contact, animal-to-person contact, or from the environment or other media.
Outbreaks may also occur following exposure to chemicals or to radioactive materials. For example, Minamata disease is as a cause by exposure to mercury.
Occasionally the cause of an outbreak is unknown, even after thorough investigation.
Communicable disease outbreaks
Environmental factors influencing the spread of communicable diseases
Water, sanitation, food and air quality are vital elements in the transmission of communicable diseases and also in the spread of diseases prone to cause epidemics.
A number of environmental factors influence the spread of communicable diseases that are prone to cause epidemics. The most important of these are:
- water supply
- sanitation facilities
WHO’s response to communicable disease outbreaks is led by the Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response Department.