NRS-427V Week 2 Benchmark Assignment: Epidemiology, Nursing and a Communicable Disease Paper

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NRS-427V Week 2 Benchmark Assignment: Epidemiology, Nursing and a Communicable Disease Paper Concepts in Community and Public Health - Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases Grand Canyon University 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: 1. Chickenpox 2. Tuberculosis 3. Influenza 4. Mononucleosis 5. Hepatitis B 6. HIV Epidemiology Paper Requirements Include the following in your assignment: 1. Description of the communicable disease (causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment) and the demographic of interest (mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence). 2. Describe the determinants of health and explain how those factors contribute to the development of this disease. 3. Discuss the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to the communicable disease you have selected. Includ

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Running Head: Epidemiology and Communicable DiseasesTitle:Course Name:Topic Name:Professors Name:Student Name:Date:Running Head: Epidemiology and Communicable DiseasesIntroductionCommunicable diseases or infectious diseases are mainly caused from pathologicalmicroorganisms including fungi, bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc, which can spread by direct orindirect means from one person to another person (Swerissen H & Crisp B R, 2004). Forinfectious diseases microorganisms, the key contributing organisms have been playing an activerole. These specific diseases affect all age group of people but more so children due to theircontact to environmental situation that fully support for the disease for spreading. Now thepresent world facing new and rising diseases which are very challenging to public health.Unfortunately, these hazardous diseases affect the marginalized and poorer sections of society,and contribute not only to poverty and health problem at micro-level but also have created severesocio-economic consequence at the macro-level (Swerissen H & Crisp B R, 2004).Description of the communicable diseaseChickenpox is a contagious infection disease caused by the varicella zoster virus a member ofthe herpesvirus family. It is also known for easily transmitted diseases. Being an airbornedisease, chickenpox virus generally transferred from one person to another person through the airin the fine spray of mucous or saliva droplets when you sneeze or cough (Ko

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