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/