Global Communicable Disease


In this task, you will also analyze an outbreak of a specific global communicable disease that occurred in the last 50 years that crossed international borders (e.g., the measles outbreak that moved from the Philippines to the United States).


A. Select one of the following communicable diseases that has had an outbreak across international borders:

• influenza

• measles


• Ebola virus

• hepatitis B

• hepatitis C

• tuberculosis

• Zika virus

B. Describe the outbreak of the disease selected in part A, including each of the following:

• the name of the disease

• the country where the outbreak originated and the date it was first discovered

• the other countries involved and the date the outbreak reached each country

1. Analyze the epidemiological determinants and risk factors associated with the outbreak.

2. Discuss the route of transmission of the selected disease.

3. Discuss how an outbreak of the selected disease would impact your community at a systems level (e.g., the functioning of schools, local government, businesses, hospitals).

4. Explain what the reporting protocol would be if an outbreak of the selected disease were to occur in your community.
(Orange County California)

5. Discuss two strategies (e.g., patient education strategies, community education strategies) that you would recommend to prevent an outbreak of the selected disease in your community.

D. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
(APA 7th edition)

(Use the following source at least once)
Stanhope, M., & Lancaster, J. (2018). Foundations for population health in community/public health nursing (5th ed.). Elsevier.

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