🦠 Essays on Epidemiology

Effective Immunization: Policy Brief

Executive Summary Immunization in the USA has been an effective measure to minimize the incidence of mumps, measles, hepatitis, diphtheria, and other dangerous infections that used to lead to epidemics associated with thousands of deaths. However, this progress is being threatened by the current shift in public opinion as the...

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“The New Measles” Article by A. LaFrance

Introduction The article by Adrienne LaFrance is devoted to the description of well-known measles that might pose a threat to the health of the nation. In 2015, many states faced a new outbreak of this disease, which became a problem for the healthcare sector and was discussed by various authorities...

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HIV&AIDS Demographics and Health Determinants

Introduction The concepts of epidemiology and nursing are essential since they present evidence-based ideas for understanding the prevalence, distribution, incidence, and preventative measures for various diseases. Communicable illnesses are dangerous since they are transmitted from one person to another within a short period, thereby increasing the possibility of an epidemic....

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Obesity Prevention Activities: Implementation and Evaluation

Introduction Obesity among adolescents is one of the most severe issues in the present-day USA healthcare system. Not only does this disease affect young people at the moment but it can also lead to serious complications in the future. In order to minimize the risk for adolescents, public health nurses...

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Descriptive Epidemiology in Nursing Science

The incidence and prevalence of such diseases as cancer, hypertension, and diabetes (as well as the peculiarities of other illnesses) have been properly examined in the USA. Researchers and practitioners have extensive data on the major symptoms, risk factors, threats, vulnerable populations, and other meaningful details associated with various disorders...

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Epidemiology of Adolescent Obesity in the US

Obesity among the adolescents has become a nation-wide issue, which is comparable to cancer, hypertension, and diabetes. Studies from 2013-2014 indicate that “16.9% of children in the United States were classified as obese, with prevalence being highest at ages 12-19” (Cheung, Cunningham, Naraya, & Kramer, 2016, p. 1). Considering the...

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Descriptive Epidemiology in the Nursing Science

Role and Relationship Even though significant progress has taken place in nursing science, further advances must be made in order to retain service quality at a high level. Innovative solutions and discoveries are needed to promote improvements and adjust services to patient-specific needs. Descriptive epidemiology (DE), in turn, assists in...

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AIDS in South Africa and Denialism

Highlights The spread of HIV in South Africa is a critical issue addressed in the analyzed source. According to statistical information, this issue was relevant as early as 2000 when 4.2 million local people were infected with this dangerous disease (“State of Denial”). Based on the review of other videos,...

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AIDS Epidemic and Personal Responsibility

Introduction HIV/AIDS prevalence causes a threat to the well-being and longevity of humanity. The high rates of disease transmission and the severity of its outcomes, which comprise comorbidities and mortality, impose acute ethical conflicts. Massive preventive and controlling programs are initiated worldwide to prevent the spread of the infection and...

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Epidemiology for Health Information Management

Introduction The completed course has outlined various issues revolving around epidemiology and why it remains an important field for all health professionals and clinical researchers. Since many people and communities encounter diverse challenges that affect their health outcomes negatively, relevant institutions, professionals, and agencies should identify and implement evidence-based studies...

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Malaria and Global Determinants of Health

For the sake of discussion, it was chosen to focus on the infectious disease of malaria, which limits the quality of the global population’s life significantly. According to the World Health Organization (2018) statistics, the disease, which is transferred by parasites through bites, caused the deaths of 445,000 people in...

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Epidemiological Measures: MMR Vaccination and Autism

Calculating Measure of Association Case One When the data provided in the first case is sorted, the organization of both the vaccinated and autistic conditions is shown in this table. With Autism Without Autism Total Vaccinated 263 440,392 440,655 Non-Vaccinated 53 96,595 96,648 Total 316 536,987 537,303 Using this table,...

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Managerial Epidemiology: Hepatitis Outbreak in the Midwest

Would You Call This an Epidemic or An Outbreak? The situation described in the case study can be classified as an outbreak. An outbreak is a relatively small-scale occurrence of a disease in a well-defined community at numbers greater than expected for the area. The numbers of individuals affected by...

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Influential Event in the Development of Epidemiology

One of the most influential events that set a new trend not only for Epidemiology but for the lifestyles of millions of people around the world was the publishing of similar studies by Cuyler Hammond and Daniel Horn (1954) Richard Doll and Austin Hill (1956) which connected smoking and lung...

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Epidemiology: Communicable Diseases in Miami

Communicable diseases The Department of Health of Miami, Florida has an epidemiology program. Its primary objectives are to monitor and investigate the cases of communicable population-based diseases and conditions. The monitoring is in place for a purpose to detect and address the conditions in time to prevent their development and...

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Epidemiology in the “Disease Warriors” Documentary

“Disease Warriors” Documentary and Epidemiology Summary of the documentary “Disease Warriors” The episode Disease Warriors describes the work of healthcare professionals, trying to prevent the spread of contagious diseases and help patients who suffer from various illnesses such as AIDS. This film shows that vaccination can be the key to...

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AIDS Control Policies in Australia and South Africa

Introduction The acronym AIDS refers to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. The term AIDS was adopted in 1982 to describe a condition in which the body develops low immunity levels on acquiring HIV (short form for human immunodeficiency virus). According to Carr, quoted by Timewell, Minichiello, and Plummer (1992), AIDS is...

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