diseases in populations and of factors that influence the occurrence of disease.
They attempt to determine who is prone to a particular
disease; where risk of the disease is highest; when the
disease is most likely to occur and its trends over time;
what exposure its victims have in common; how much the risk is increased
through exposure; and how many cases of the disease could be avoided by
eliminating the exposure.
Your job as an epidemiologist is to prepare an information sheet or brochure on
a specific disease. It needs to include the following items:
An introduction that provides a brief description of the
disease. The introduction should also include
information about the scientists who discovered the
disease and the time period in which the discovery was
Describe the physical symptoms associated with this
disease – what are the initial signs and symptoms of the
disease; do new symptoms develop; are there specific
tests for the disease; what is the prognosis; are certain
individuals more susceptible? Can the disease come
Explain methods used to relieve symptoms - be sure to consider all aspects of treatment including medication, rest, etc. Is this disease curable? How is this disease treated? Are there alternative medicines?
How can you prevent this disease? Is there a vaccine for
the disease? If yes, what type of vaccine is it? What is the
recommended schedule of vaccination for this disease?
Are booster shots required? Are there any side effects?
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