Lesson 1 (epidemiology)

    Answer the following questions:

    Read the article on the Zika virus (“Zika arrived in Florida 3 months before detection, study says”).  Write an essay that describes the key concepts of epidemiology.  For each of the following key concepts explain the concept AND identify the concept as it relates to the article on Zika.
    Population Focus
    Distribution
    Determinants
    Outcomes
    Quantification
    Control of Health Problem
    Describe the historical events listed below.  Discuss how learning about past historical epidemiologic events help solve current and future disease outbreaks.
    Bubonic plague epidemics
    John Snows Cholera Study
    Development of smallpox vaccine and eradication of small pox
    1918 influenza pandemic
    Identification of smoking as a cause of cancer
    Instructions:

    The assignment must answer all sections.
    Include references in APA format.
    This assignment will be checked for plagiarism by SafeAssign. It must have less than a 20% match in order to be graded.
    Submit assignment through Blackboard as a word document.
    Scoring Rubric (100 Points)

    Explanation and Identification of Key concepts for the Zika Article (50 points)
    Historical Events (40 points)
    Reference in APA format for both articles (10 points)

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