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Write a paper (2,000-2,500 words) in which you apply the concepts of   epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease. Refer to   "Communicable Disease Chain," "Chain of   Infection," and the CDC website for assistance when completing   this assignment.

Communicable Disease Selection

Choose one communicable disease from the options below.

  1. Chickenpox
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. Influenza
  4. Mononucleosis
  5. Hepatitis B
  6. HIV
  7. Ebola
  8. Measles
  9. Polio
  10. Influenza

Epidemiology Paper Requirements

Address the following:

  1. Describe the chosen communicable disease, including causes,     symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment, and the     demographic of interest (mortality, morbidity, incidence, and     prevalence). Is this a reportable disease? If so, provide details     about reporting time, whom to report to, etc.
  2. Describe the     social determinants of health and explain how those factors     contribute to the development of this disease.
  3. Discuss the     epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the communicable disease you     have selected. Include the host factors, agent factors (presence or     absence), and environmental factors. Are there any special     considerations or notifications for the community, schools, or     general population?
  4. Explain the role of the community     health nurse (case finding, reporting, data collection, data     analysis, and follow-up) and why demographic data are necessary to     the health of the community.
  5. Identify at least one national     agency or organization that addresses the communicable disease     chosen and describe how the organizations contribute to resolving or     reducing the impact of disease.
  6. Discuss a global     implication of the disease. How is this addressed in other countries     or cultures? Is this disease endemic to a particular area? Provide     an example.

A minimum of three peer-reviewed or professional references is required.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA   Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to   beginning the assignment to become familiar with the 

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