Assignment Week 3: Existing disease causing agent

Assignment Week 3: Existing disease causing agent

Assignment Week 3: Existing disease causing agent

Choose an existing disease causing agent (like salmonella, do not make a disease up) and create an outbreak around that agent. The outbreak has to be scientifically plausible in terms of disease conditions, modes of transmission, incubation periods, symptoms, and treatment. Make sure you explicitly state these aforementioned epidemiological principles of the disease causing agent as you create your outbreak. You will need to determine index case(s), discuss mode of transmission and spread, overall morbidity and mortality. Is there a doomsday scenario to the outbreak or can it be contained. If so, how and what would be needed? Talk about control measures and how they would be implemented. Discuss the number of people infected and at what rate, discuss the numbers of deaths associated with the infection and cost to control it or stop the spread. Remember that the outbreak has to be scientifically feasible.
The paper should be at least 1000 words in length
Arial font size 11.
APA format

Identified actual disease


Containment/Control Measures

Scientifically plausible

Citations in proper format


You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

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