As a health officer, you have been asked to discuss the subject of epidemiology to high school students getting ready to enroll in Winterton College.
Your task is as follows:
- Define to them the field of epidemiology.
- Briefly list a historical evolution of epidemiology.
- Explain the terms outbreak and epidemic.
- The Introduction to epidemiology video discussed the Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in 1976. Briefly describe the case in terms of time, place, and person; and, what should have been the first step the Pennsylvania Department of Health should have followed?
Length: 3 pages, excluding title page and references. 3 cited sources from required reading.
Please view the E-learning course – Introduction to epidemiology at https://www.cdc.gov/publichealth101/e-learning/epidemiology/.
BBC History (2014). John Snow (1813 – 1858). Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/snow…
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2012). Lesson one: Introduction to epidemiology. Principles of epidemiology in public health practice (3rd ed.), pp. 1-1-21.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Atlanta, GA. http://www.cdc.gov/ophss/csels/dsepd/ss1978/lesson…
Healthline. (2016). Disease transmission. Retrieved from http://www.healthline.com/health/disease-transmiss…
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. (2016). About John Snow. Retrieved from http://johnsnowbicentenary.lshtm.ac.uk/about-john-…
Tuthill, K. (2003, November). John Snow and the broad street pump. Cricket 31(3), pp. 23-31. Retrieved from http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/snow/snowcricketarticle…
World Health Organization (WHO). (2016). Infectious diseases. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/topics/infectious_diseases/en/
World Health Organization (WHO). (2016). Vector-borne diseases. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/heli/risks/vectors/vector/en/