Assignment 3—Waterborne Outbreak of Cryptosporidium Infections
Public health response is crucial in the event of an infectious disease outbreak to reduce the number of people infected and to reduce the spread of disease. In outbreaks of a large magnitude, miscommunication between local, state, and federal agencies can delay the response and the effectiveness of the treatment.
Review the case study in the chapter “The Massive Waterborne Outbreak of Cryptosporidium Infections, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1993” in your textbook.
Write a 2 single spaced page report in Microsoft Word format to include the following:
- Describe, in brief, the health issue in the case study as well as the response methods to the health issue in chronological order.
- Evaluate the case study for appropriateness of response by both local and state officials.
- Rate the readiness and proficiency of the city health officials in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Suggest more effective response methods for the public health response in this case study.
Support your statements with appropriate examples and scholarly references.
|Assignment 3 Grading Criteria||Maximum Points|
|Described the health issue in the case study as well as the response methods to the health issue in chronological order.||10|
|Evaluated the case study for appropriateness of response by both local and state officials.||15|
|Rated the readiness and proficiency of the city health officials in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.||10|
|Suggested more effective response methods for the public health response.||10|
|Used correct spelling, grammar, and professional vocabulary. Cited all sources using the APA format.||5|