Descriptive epidemiology allows for the evaluation of health and disease within and between populations, identifies public health planning needs, and identifies health
outcomes that require further investigation to establish causal mechanisms. The key questions in descriptive epidemiology are;
1. What is the disease or condition of interest?
2. Who is affected by the disease or condition of interest?
3. Where are the populations affected by the disease or condition of interest ?located?
4. When is the population affected by the disease or condition of interest?
5. Why is the population affected by the disease or condition of interest? ?This assignment requires you to select a disease from the 2013 National
Notifiable Infectious Disease List and describe the disease condition according to the variables of person, place and time. The 2013 National Notifiable Infectious
Disease List can be found at the following web address:
Please make sure that you answer each part of the question and that you do so using complete sentences, proper spelling and grammar, etc. Make sure your answers are
thorough, yet concise and that you support your answers with at least two (2) appropriately cited references. Wikipedia is not an acceptable reference.
Assignments must be submitted in Word file as Lastname_ENVM510_M3GradedAssign by Saturday, September 13, 2014.
*(Primary sources and original papers are the only acceptable references. Direct quotes are not allowed, because they do not demonstrate that you comprehend the
information, only that you can cut and paste from the reference into a Word document. All references MUST be properly cited using APA format. (Hint – A web address is
not a full citation). Failure to properly cite any and all references is considered plagiarism and will not be tolerated.)
CDC. 2012. 2013 National Notifiable Infectious Conditions. National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, Division of Notifiable Diseases and Healthcare
Information, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Accessed at http://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/script/conditionlist.aspx?type=0&yr=2013) on June