Week 4 Discussion Discussion Topic
Assignment Instructions and Details:
By submissions Area go to the Discussion Area and post responses to both the discussion questions given belwo as Part 1 and Part 2. All responses should be posted in this Discussion Area. Be sure to use vocabulary that is relevant to the topic. Also be sure to cite your work appropriately whenever possible. You should follow the most recent APA guidelines when citing your work.
Over the week, comment on your two of your peers’ responses. Ask questions, further the discussion of the topic, reinforce a response, or add another dimension to the discussion. Always use constructive language.
Part 1: Infectious Disease Outbreak
In an infectious disease outbreak, there is often an urgent need to control the outbreak and prevent the disease from spreading. An infectious disease outbreak can be costly—both in health risks and in healthcare expenditures. A common method to confirm that an outbreak is indeed occurring is to examine the surveillance data. Examining the surveillance data is also crucial throughout the outbreak to determine if the control measures were adequate.
From the assigned textbook readings this week, review the chapter, “Controlling an Outbreak of Shigellosis with a Community-Wide Intervention in Lexington County, Kentucky.”
Respond to the following:
Support your statements with appropriate examples and scholarly references.
Part 2: Surveillance Data and Health Implications
Surveillance systems are crucial in identifying trends both for infectious diseases and chronic diseases. The CDC maintains the Surveillance Resource Center that provides the most up-to-date data on numerous topics. Health educators and public health professionals can use this data to establish the need for health promotion programs to reduce the incidence of disease.
From the assigned readings this week, review the following Web site:
Using the above CDC Web site, select a health topic from the interactive database system that is of interest to you. Based onthis Web site and the data you have reviewed, respond to the following: