Infectious Diseases Worksheet

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DHA 731 WEEK 3 Infectious Diseases Worksheet

Infectious Diseases Worksheet 

Select two infectious diseases that have gained prominence in the United States in the past five years.  

Complete the charts and questions below for each selected disease.  Be sure to include APA formatted references. 

Disease #1:  

 

Disease Description
Cause:  
Mode of Transmission:  
Symptoms:  

 

Descriptive Epidemiologic Data (person, place, or time)
Demographic Data on Affected Populations:  
Disease Frequency:  
Geographic Variation in Rates of Disease:  
Reasons for Place Variation:  
Cyclic Fluctuations:  
Cohort Effects:  
Clustering:  

 

  1. How data was used to evaluate disease at a population level?

 

  1. What are your recommendations for health care planning in terms of resources for prevention and care?

 

Disease #2:  

 

Disease Description
Cause:  
Mode of Transmission:  
Symptoms:  

 

Descriptive Epidemiologic Data (person, place, or time)
Demographic Data on Affected Populations:  
Disease Frequency:  
Geographic Variation in Rates of Disease:  
Reasons for Place Variation:  
Cyclic Fluctuations:  
Cohort Effects:  
Clustering:  

 

  1. How data was used to evaluate disease at a population level?

 

  1. What are your recommendations for health care planning in terms of resources for prevention and care?

Name ____________________________________  PD ________  EVEN/ODD

 

Disease Study Worksheet

  1. What is the definition of an infectious disease?
  2. What is the definition of a non-infectious disease?
  3. What are the four main groups of pathogens?
  4. What is the difference between a vaccine and a booster?
  5. What is an epidemic?
  6. What does STD stand for?
  7. List 3 infectious diseases caused by viruses.
  8. What are 3 ways in which diseases can be transmitted?
  9. What does AIDS stand for? Why is it so dangerous?
  10. List 3 examples of non-infectious diseases.
  11. What happens to the cells of a person who has cancer?
  12. List 3 facts about heart disease.
  13. What is the function of insulin?
  14. What is the name of the disease that develops in people whose bodies cannot make enough insulin?
  15. List 4 ways to protect yourself from infectious diseases.
  16. Hepatitis is a disease caused by which pathogen?  What part of the body is infected?
  17. How is milk pasteurized?
  18. How do white blood cells fight disease?
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