Paper: Each Student will prepare a short paper. Double Spaces. The paper should follow the general systems approach as detailed below:
1. Source and nature of contaminant or problem
a. • What specifically causes the problem?
b. • What creates disease in humans (toxin, infection, etc.)?
c. • What is the disease symptomology?
d. • How does disease progress in humans?
e. • Are there possible sequella or after effects?
2. How, and in what form, it comes in contact with people
a. • How is it carried or vectored, and by what media (food, water, air, touch, etc.)?
b. • Are there identifiable populations that are especially vulnerable?
3. Methods to measure exposure and effects
a. • How is the problem detected or identified?
b. • What is the expected background occurrence verses an apparent outbreak?
4. Controls, technical and administrative
a. • How is the disease treated and controlled?
b. • How is the further spread of disease prevented?
References should include examples of at least 5 outbreaks within the last 10 years. The paper must be 4–5 pages, double-spaced, in 12-point font, excluding appendices, and references. No cover page is needed.
word count does not matter