evolution of epidemiology Case 1

Required Reading
BBC History (2014). John Snow (1813 – 1858). Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/snow_john.shtml

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/lesson1/section1.html

Healthline. (2016). Disease transmission. Retrieved from http://www.healthline.com/health/disease-transmission

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. (2016). About John Snow. Retrieved from http://johnsnowbicentenary.lshtm.ac.uk/about-john-snow/

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.html

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/

Optional Reading
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2016). Salmonellosis. [Technical information]. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:

Before you begin this assignment, read through the Home page and the required readings.  Specifically, view the E-learning course – Introduction to epidemiology video.
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: 2–3 pages, excluding title page and references.
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