brief description of the outbreak

Select an outbreak from one of these lists that you would like to research further. After selecting an outbreak, write a minimum 500-word expository essay by discussing the following:

  • Provide a brief description of the outbreak (who, what, when, where).
  • Describe the pathogen responsible for the outbreak, including the signs and symptoms of illness and complications that can lead to hospitalization and/or death.
  • Discuss the potential source (food, water, air, etc.) and exposure pathways for the pathogen (ingested, inhaled, absorbed, etc.)
  • What were the results of the outbreak? How many confirmed and/or suspected cases, hospitalizations and deaths occurred? How did the outbreak cease?
  • What disease investigation principles were used to determine the pathogen, source and exposure pathway of the outbreak?
  • How can similar outbreaks be prevented in the future?

References

Your paper needs to include at least three (3) references, which may include the assigned reading material for Unit 2

 

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