In what ways are malaria and yellow fever similar?

Week 2 Discussion
This week’s threaded discussion pertains to the topic of Epidemiology and Infectious Disease. After completing your assigned readings, Stanhope & Lancaster Chapters 9, 15, 26, reviewing the PowerPoint handout, and viewing the video below, Unseen Enemies: Mankind’s Fight Against Infectious Disease, answer the following questions according to the online discussion guidelines/instructions and rubric from the syllabus.

Unseen Enemies (Links to an external site.) – Video (12 videos = 2 hours and 13 minutes)

1) Take one of the following infections through the application of the epidemiologic triangle (Describe agent-host-environment-(time-vector if applicable]) Clearly describe the agent, host factors and environmental factors that allow a condition or disease to develop.

2) Describe three ways it can be prevented.

Coronovirus (cold virus)
Syphilis (bacterial STD)
Giardia (parasite infection)
Dengue (vector borne)
Histoplasmosis (fungal)

2) Take one of the following conditions through the application of the levels of prevention (primary-secondary-tertiary). Define each level of prevention and give several examples (at least two examples) of each level of prevention.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Lead poisoning (Plumbism)
Diabetes mellitus (DM) Type II
Skin cancer
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

3) Answer one of the following questions based on watching the film, Unseen Enemies: Mankind’s Fight Against Infectious Disease.

In what ways are malaria and yellow fever similar?
What is generally considered the beginning of the modern era of Tuberculosis control?
Describe one of the filth diseases discussed in the film.
Who is Typhoid Mary?
What was Edward Jenner’s contribution to public health?

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