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    When dangerous diseases like Ebola and the Zika virus infect large populations of people and become a threat to public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) takes the lead on responding to them. Of most concern are pathogens that fall into the highest levels of containment – biosafety levels three and four – that are easily transimissable in the air with little to no treatment available (“Recognizing Biosafety Levels”). To fight against such threats, the CDC conducts critical research to “tracking disease and finding out what is making people sick and the most effective ways to prevent it” (“Mission, Role, and Pledge”). In recent news, however, federal agencies like the CDC are under scrutiny for not following standard…

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    as, birth control, condoms, and more education on safe sex are promoting women to wait to have a child until later in life. Many individuals disagree with women becoming pregnant at a young age. As well as, people point out the advantages of preventing teen pregnancy, like keeping children in school. Multiple authors will be assisting pointing out the advantages and disadvantages of preventing teen pregnancies, as well as credited along the way. Each author 's different views, and their own ways…

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is one of the leading agencies in the department, and is one of the leading agencies in public health. By understanding the history, roles, and objectives of the CDC, one can better appreciate the role it plays in the public health sector. As stated on its website, the CDC’s mission is to work 24/7 to protect the United States from health, safety, and security threats (CDC Website). In addition, the CDC also serves to help communities…

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] (2015) reports more than 1/3 of adults are obese and rates have quadrupled in adolescents and doubled in children over the last 3 decades in the US. In 2012, an alarming one third of children and adolescents, were obese or overweight (CDC, 2015). This will only perpetuate into adulthood, and increase the likelihood of individuals developing chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease; creating an additional strain to…

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    West Nile Virus Essay

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    virtually unheard of in the United States. However, in New York City 1999 that changed when we had our first recognized case. Each summer since then it has progressively spread across the continental US infecting 1000s along the way. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016),…

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    First Step Background In 2008, an investigation was launched by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) to explore the causes of a Salmonella Agona outbreak that affected individuals in multiple states. Although 8 people were hospitalized as a result of an infection, no people died from the outbreak (Center for Disease and Prevention, 2008). This outbreak highlighted the ways in which CDC, FDA, and other governmental agencies collaborate to solve a…

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    ATTENTION CITIZENS OF MEMPHIS, TN: THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTORS OF PUBLIC HEALTH. There has been a recent outbreak of an infectious disease in this area. All communication is down and this is the only way to warn citizens on how to properly prepare for the crisis. The Director of Public Health has designed a plan for survival against the infected. In this plan, the following steps will include: safe places to go, how to avoid infection, what to do when infected, and where to send the…

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    are improved occupational safety, prevention of childhood lead poisoning and improved public health preparedness and response. Working conditions have considerably improved during the last ten years. A good example of improved occupational safety among healthcare workers was the increased education on patient lifting that has lowered the number of reported back injuries by 35 percent. During the 1980’s, the percentage of children with elevated blood lead levels was estimated to be around 88.2…

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    Ebola Epidemic Analysis

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    Congratulations American media for crying wolf once again on the government leaders in their handling of this Ebola epidemic! Evidence shows that the government has done a decent job in keeping the spread of Ebola throughout America to a minimum. Though the American media used the fear of Ebola to discredit today’s government leaders for higher ratings. The fact that this country lacks a surgeon general, the acting surgeon general has done an excellent job along with the CDC (Centers for Disease…

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    Virus Mev Movie Analysis

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    Brenda Hernandez Professor Haley Murphy POLS 2033-001 21 March 2016 Virus GOV. Virus MEV-1 in the film is based on the epidemic of H1N1 in the United States and the world overall. The rapid spread of the disease was alarming and frightening to the government agencies such as the local health departments and centers for disease of control and prevention (CDC). Contagion the movie was a prime example of showing how the local, state, and federal government agencies react towards an…

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