Public Health Discussion (Control of Non-endemic Communicable Diseases)

In 2009–2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed diagnosis of locally acquired dengue infection among residents of Key West, Florida (CDC, 2010). The diagnosis of dengue was prompted when an “index” case in New York was suspected for dengue with a recent travel history to Key West. This incidence pressed increased vector control measurements including an intense door-to-door campaign to find and eliminate mosquito breeding sites (CDC, 2012). The emergence of dengue and other communicable diseases in non-endemic regions emphasizes the necessity for strong surveillance.

Then, using the Walden Library or the Internet, select a recent example of an outbreak of a non-endemic communicable disease. Consider the event, the problems that were found, and how surveillance was used to monitor the event. In addition, think about the prevention and control activities used and the strengths and limitations of the response.

With these thoughts in mind:


Post a brief explanation of the risk factors contributing to the outbreak of a non-endemic communicable disease you selected. Explain what problems were found and how surveillance was used to monitor the event. Describe two prevention and control activities that were used. Give one example of what you might have done differently to help control the outbreak and explain how this might have improved the response efforts. Support your post using scholarly resources.

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Friday, October 18, 2019
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