​Communicable Disease and Infectious Disease.

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Communicable Disease and Infectious Disease.

Read chapter 25 of the class textbook and review the attached PowerPoint presentation. Once done answer the following questions;

  1. Discuss the principles related to the occurrence and transmission of communicable and infectious diseases.
  2. Describe the three focus areas in Healthy People 2020 and the objectives that apply to communicable and infectious diseases.
  3. Identify and discuss nursing activities for the control of infectious diseases at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention.
  4. Identify and discuss a communicable and/or infectious disease that it was believed to be eradicated and have reemerged now. For example; measles.

As stated in the syllabus present your assignment in an APA format word document, Arial 12 font attached to the forum in the discussion tab of the blackboard titled “Week 5 discussion questions”. A minimum of 2 evidence-based references besides the class textbook must be used. Two replies to any of your peers sustained with the proper references are required and at least of the references must be quoted in the assignment. A minimum of 700 words is required.

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School: University of Virginia



Communicable Disease and Infectious Disease
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1. Discuss the principles related to the occurrence and transmission of communicable
and infectious diseases.
Communicable and infectious diseases are defined as those disease-causing agents which
can be transmitted from one host to another. Examples of communicable diseases include
malaria, measles, and malaria. For a contagious and infectious disease to occur and be
transmitted from one host to another, the biological and epidemiological principles of multicausation, spectrum infection, stages of infections, and spectrum of disease occurrence are
necessary. The principle of multi-causation is based on the notion that communicable disease
transmission is complex and involves more that one causes. Alone, an infectious agent cannot
cause disease. For this to occur, an environment which supports disease, the agent of disease, and
the host must be available. The other important principles related to the occurrence and
transmission of communicable and infectious diseases is that of the spectrum of infection.
The principle is based on the concept that not all contact wi...

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