Community Health

  1. What was the leading cause of death in the US at the turn of the 19th century?
    Communicable disease, ie TB.

    • Now it's heart disease, but still accounts for 25% of office visits. 
    • CD is now mostly resistant bacteria.
  2. How many deaths in the world are due to communicable diseases?
    • 25 MILLION!
    • 1/3 of the world is infected with TB. 
  3. Who is the great grand-daddy of epidemiology?
    • John Snow
    • Realized pathogens can lurk in the environment.
  4. What is the epidemiology triad?
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    Vector (where does the pathogen live/replicate?)
  5. Know direct vs. indirect contact...
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Anonymous
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176493
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Community Health
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Communicable diseases, terrorism and disasters
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