Each student will write a 5-6 page research paper on an emerging/re-emerging communicable disease using at least 5 or more current credible sources, APA format, double-spaced, and 12 point font. [100 points] Include a cover page, abstract, introduction, specific details of the disease [see below], and a conclusion. References should not be dated before 2009. The rubric provided will help guide you through the development and implementation of the paper.
Paper should include:
Disease description: Describe the disease including details on symptoms and significance of the disease.
History of disease: Include a clear description of the history of the disease including origins, significant individuals involved in the discovery of the disease, and the impact of the disease.
Reasons for emergence/data: Include multiple data points [DALY, mortality, morbidity, and risk factors] supporting the significance of the disease finding its way into the US and/or global population. Discuss how the disease is measured. Fully describe the reasoning behind the re-emergence of the disease [if applicable].
Methods of control/prevention: Identify multiple methods available for the control/prevention of the disease. Discuss surveillance of the disease and how it contributes to disease control.
References: Citations and references should be in proper APA format. Ample sources are cited. All claims should be supported with a professional reference.