- History of the disease
- Symptoms of the disease
- The cause of the disease (and how/when the cause was discovered)
- Method to spread the disease (if chronic disease, populations most affected in the US)
- Methods to contain the disease
- Number of people infected or affected today (number of deaths, if applicable); should also use graphs and tables (Use descriptive epidemiology concepts)
- Public health costs not individual costs (i.e. local, federal, hospitalizations, nursing, hospice)
- Treatments, if any available
- Current and future educational efforts needed by public health professionals to reduce spread of disease
1. The paper must be a minimum ten (10) double spaced pages, not including the title page and reference page(s). Charts, graphs, photos, drawings, lists and extended quotes* will not count against the pages of written text required. *Note: It is a rare instance that an extended quote is appropriate and most of the time they are considered non-academic.
2. There must be a minimum of five (5) different scholarly sources used. References must follow the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines for reference and bibliographic citation. If necessary, refer to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ED). 2009 Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.