Week 8 Infectious dis

Week 8 Assignment: Public Health and Emerging Diseases

This week, you will research an emerging disease.

Healthcare providers throughout the United States are required to report these diseases to their local public health department. Local public health departments report to the state health departments and the state departments report the info to the CDC. This is the public health chain of command.

Review the reportable disease list

for Los Angeles County as well as the interactive information sheets on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and influenza in this week’s media folder. Choose a disease from the reportable disease list and submit a 2- to 3-page paper in which you answer the following questions:

  • What public health and education measures have been taken during recent outbreaks to monitor and track the disease you chose in the community?
  • What else is being done about this disease from a public health standpoint? Address the actions taken by community agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies such as the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotions.

Your paper must be 2–3 pages in length; include evidence or information from at least two credible external sources, and follow APA style for formatting and citation.

Your textbook and supplemental reading material may be used as a reference. The APA format for your text is as follows:
Nelson, K. E. (2014). Infectious disease epidemiology (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Principles of epidemiology in public health practice: Self-study course (3rd ed.). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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