Assignment: Epidemiology in Public and Global Health

Note: This Assignment is not due until Day 7 of Week 3.

Epidemiologic surveillance is used in public and global health. For this Assignment, begin by locating a recent article about an outbreak of an infectious or communicable disease. The article can come from a newspaper or other source but your paper must be supported with at least three scholarly sources of evidence in the literature which may include your text or course readings.

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By Day 7 of Week 3

Write a 3- to 4-page paper that includes the following:

  • A summary of the article, including the title and author
    • Identify the title of the article with in-text citation and corresponding reference in reference list
  • The relationship among causal agents, susceptible persons, and environmental factors (epidemiological triangle)
  • The role of the nurse in addressing the outbreak
  • Possible health promotion/health protection strategies that could have been implemented by nurses to mitigate the outbreak


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