2) Infectious Disease Discussion

Please complete a 500-word initial post to this two part

discussion topic

Part One:

You are a public health nurse doing research on vital statistics

and health status on a certain disease in the state of MA (you

choose the disease). You are to collect data and vital statistics

for this disease and post your findings. Some recommended

links you may use

are and


Choose a disease or public health issue and research this topic.

This forum includes epidemiology principles as well as your

other readings. Make sure you complete the reading before

starting the assignment so you will have an understanding of


Part Two: Go to the MMWR website found


At the bottom, click on ‘About MMWR’ and read about MMWR

and understand the role of the MMWR. On the left side of the

screen. Click on the “Publications and then the MMWR Weekly

Report” section. You can choose one of the related articles from

2016 till now. There are multiple articles to choose from.

Choose an article related to public health surveillance or

outbreak. (any infectious disease or public health problem that is

tracked). Summarize this article in your posting and provide data

from the MMWR notifiable disease link also found on the left

side of the page. Bring all this information together to analyze

how public health surveillance interfaces with this topic

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