Health & Medical

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Definition of the Terms with examples

An endemic is defined as the habitual presence of a disease within a given geographical area. Such diseases are predominant and usually occurs within the given geographical area. An example of an endemic disease is Malaria, which is common in West Africa (CDC, 2012). An epidemic refers to the occurrence in a region or community a group of infectious illnesses that are similar in nature, in a way that is above the expectation of the disease in that area. An example of an epidemic is outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. A pandemic refers to an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number of people. An example is the recent coronavirus which originated from China with cases being reported in other countries across the world.

Description of a current Epidemic

Currently an ongoing epidemic is the influenza A & B virus that is spread across the United States in high numbers (CDC, 2012). Being an Emergency Room Nurse, I have experienced a greater number of people who visit the emergency room with flu-like symptoms and also tested positive for the influenza disease.

Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Prevention of Influenza

A primary prevention of influenza will be to get immunized with the vaccine thus by getting the flu shot yearly as recommended, wearing of a mask, and performing hand hygiene when around an infected person (CDC, 2003). A secondary prevention will be screening or getting tested for influenza and receiving treatment such medication example Tamiflu and hydration to reduce the severity of the disease. Tertiary prevention will be to maintain compliance of interventional treatment, such as resting enough and staying well hydrated to prevent complications of influenza such sinus infections, bronchitis, and pneumonia.

References

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2012) Introduction to Epidemiology: Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/lesson1/section11.html

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2003) Prevention and Control of Influenza. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5208a1.html

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