Introduction to Epidemiology

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What is the main task of epidemiology?

Using data to answer questions about who is getting sick, what is making people sick, and how to reduce the risk of others getting sick

What is surveillance in the context of epidemiology?

The ongoing systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of outcome-specific data for use in planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice

What is epidemiology?

The study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations

Which of the following can cause communicable diseases?

Ingesting contaminated food or water

What are examples of communicable diseases?

Hepatitis B, Salmonellosis, Measles

What is the primary focus of public health nurses and epidemiologists?

Community health

Why is quality health data essential for epidemiology?

To answer questions about who is getting sick, what is making people sick, and how to reduce the risk of others getting sick

Why is timely and accurate reporting of communicable disease data important for health department personnel?

To determine if the disease is part of a larger problem in the community

How do public health nurses and epidemiologists act in relation to disease mysteries?

They act as investigators trying to solve the mysteries

What type of host affords subsistence or lodgment to an infectious agent under natural conditions?

Obligate host

What is meant by 'infestation' in the context of communicable diseases?

Lodgment, development, and reproduction of arthropods on the body's surface or in clothing

Which term is used to describe the invasion of the gut by parasitic worms?

Infestation

What is the 'entry and development or multiplication of an infectious agent in the body of man or animals' referred to as?

Infection

What does a contagious disease refer to?

A disease transmitted through contact

Why is complete information about communicable diseases important for health department personnel?

To monitor disease information and determine if there are more cases than expected

What is meant by 'manifest or clinical infection'?

An illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products capable of being transmitted from man to man, from animal to man, from animal to animal, or from the environment to man.

Test your understanding of the basic concepts and principles of epidemiology with this quiz. Learn about the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and how it is applied to the control of health problems.

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