Communicable Disease Communication

Part One – Select one communicable disease from the list below, and research the communicable disease:Vaccination rates of children and any outbreaksRates of influenza among those over 65Rising rates of new HIV rates of infectionHigh immigrant community and concern about Ebola, Zika, or SARSNew cases of acute flaccid myelitisRising rates of sexually transmitted diseasesSalmonella outbreakRising rates of hepatitis
Part Two – Prepare a communication document that:Explains the selected communicable disease’s impact or potential impact on public health.Analyzes data using correct epidemiologic terminology on the communicable disease (from the surveillance sources’ websites provided below).Explains the potential impact on the population if this communicable disease is not addressed, with a focus on the social impact and the emotional distress to the community.Examines nursing interventions that have been proven effective in similar communities.Details the action steps that can be taken by public health nurses to prevent and control the communicable disease, including education strategies.Provides stated ideas with professional language and attribution for credible sources with correct APA citation, spelling, and grammar in the communication document.