Communicable Disease Chain

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

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

Epidemiology Paper Requirements

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  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.

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