Community Outbreak

A. Select one of the following communicable diseases that has had an outbreak across international borders: out of the list I picked the Ebola virus and would like to use the most recent outbreak.

B. Describe the outbreak of the disease selected in part A, including each of the following:

• name of the disease

• the countries involved

• the date the outbreak was discovered

• the dates the disease reached each involved country

  1. Analyze the epidemiological determinants and risk factors associated with the outbreak.
  2. Discuss the route of transmission of the selected disease.
  3. Discuss how an outbreak of the selected disease would impact your community at a systems level (e.g., the functioning of schools, local government, businesses, hospitals).
  4. Explain what the reporting protocol would be if an outbreak of the selected disease were to occur in your community. ( My community is a small town outside of Houston named Bay City. We have a lot of plant workers (like nuclear power plants, oil field workers.. we are on the coast and have a lot of lower income families.)
  5. Discuss two strategies (e.g., patient education strategies, community education strategies) that you would recommend to prevent an outbreak of the selected disease in your community.