This is a benchmark assignment.
In a written paper of 1,200-1,500 words, apply the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease.
Communicable Disease Selection
Choose one communicable disease from the following list:
Epidemiology Paper Requirements
Include the following in your assignment:
Description of the communicable disease (causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment) and the demographic of interest (mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence).
Describe the determinants of health and explain how those factors contribute to the development of this disease.
Discuss the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the communicable disease you have selected. Include the host factors, agent factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors. (The textbook describes each element of the epidemiologic triangle).
Explain the role of the community health nurse (case finding, reporting, data collecting, data analysis, and follow-up).
Identify at least one national agency or organization that addresses the communicable disease chosen and describe how the organization(s) contributes to resolving or reducing the impact of disease.
A minimum of three references is required.
Refer to “Communicable Disease Chain” and "Chain of Infection" for assistance completing this assignment.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Epidemiology Name: Instructor: Institution: Date: Introduction From the beginning of time, the world has been faced with numerous diseases and infections, some of which have had catastrophic impacts on mankind. The plagues of the Middle and Dark Ages come to mind, which killed millions of people, especially across Europe. There discovery of vaccines and more research in medicine brought about solutions to most of the early centuries` diseases. However, with increased studies into treatments, there seems to have always been those diseases that are proving a menace to humanity. As part of the medical field, nurses are therefore expected to be on their toes, to ensure that there is proper management and care of the patients affected by these diseases. As a case in point, HIV/AIDS comes to the fore. As its name suggest, it is a virus that ravages the body`s immune system, thereby weakening its natural defenses against other opportunistic diseases. Since its discovery in the early 80s, the disease has continued causing havoc and misery, especially in the developing world. Causes The disease is caused by the infection of the blood cells, which later on we