Epidemiology

Descriptive and Analytic Epidemiology

Descriptive epidemiology is defined as the study of the amount and distribution of disease within a population by person, place, and time. Descriptive epidemiology answers the following questions: Who is affected? Where and when do cases occur? It describes cases by person, place, and time (TUI University 2008). Introduction Descriptive epidemiology focuses on both the […]

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Cholera in Haiti

Diseases can be defined as an abnormal condition that makes a person or country ill. It is usually accompanied by some type of signs or symptoms and some types of risk factors that it is originated from. This usually is resulting in a medical condition whether it can be physical or mental and sometimes leads […]

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Epidemiological Analysis of congenital heart diseases

Congenital heart disease is a heart problem that arises before birth if there is abnormal development of the heart’s structure. Congenital heart defects cause an average of 35,000 deaths in the first year of life. There are no known causes for congenital heart diseases though they are constantly being researched. Some congenital heart diseases are […]

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Epidemiologic aspects

Ebola virus, known to be causing the fatal hemorrhagic fever among humans and non-human primates, is from the Filoviridae family with four types: Zaire, Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire and Reston (Ebola hemorrhagic fever, 2007, para 1). Initially, Ebola virus appeared at the Ebola River in 1976, which presently occurs among Africans for the past 27 years […]

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Emerging Infectious Diseases

The field of epidemiology involves the analysis of how a disease occurs in specific populations. The information generated from epidemiological analysis is employed in designing prevention strategies and management plans for control of future cases of the particular disease (Alberg et al. , 2007). Epidemiology involves the comprehensive investigation of a specific disease, including the […]

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Center for Disease Control

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more commonly known as the CDC, is a United States federal agency that works to protect public health and safety. They do this by researching diseases and providing information about them to broaden Americans health decisions. The CDC is the United States prime public health institute. At the […]

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John Snow

John Snow was a British physician who was considered as one of the fathers of epidemiology because of he’s immense contribution towards the discovery of the source of cholera outbreak in Soho, England in the year 1984. He was born on March 15, 1813 and died on 16 June 1858. He conducted several researches in […]

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Do’s and Dont’s in Biological Disaster

* Answer Part 1 of 11 Dos & Don’ts in a Biological DisasterBeforeChildren and older adults are particularly vulnerable to biological agents. Ensure from a doctor/the nearest hospital that all the required or suggested * Answer Part 2 of 11 immunizations are up to date.DuringIn the event of a biological attack, public health officials may not […]

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Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

This report discusses what Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is, how it is spread as well as the precautions one should take to avoid getting HFMD. There have been recurrent outbreaks of HFMD over the last few years and similar outbreaks of HFMD have also occurred in the region, namely in Brunei and Sarawak. […]

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Reasons for regional variations in morbidity in the UK

One big reason for variations in morbidity in the UK is quality of health care. In some parts of the UK health care is quite poor and lifestyles are quite unhealthy. For example, in Liverpool and other northern cities smoking is much more common than in Sussex or some areas of the south east. Men […]

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