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Epidemiology of Infectious Disease

  • Infectious Diseases: Extent of the Problem
    • Infectious diseases responsible for over one-quarter of deaths worldwide.
    • Re-emergence of eradicated diseases
  • Example of Re-Emergent Cholera
  • Extent of Research on Microbes: West Nile Virus
  • National Security Concern with Bioterrorism
    • Anthrax outbreak in 2001
    • Bioterrorism countermeasures
  • Importance of Epidemiology to Study of Infectious Disease

Epidemiology of Infectious Disease

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Infectious Diseases: Extent of Problem 0:43
    • 26% of Deaths Worldwide
    • Ebola Outbreak in Africa
    • Cholera in Haiti and South America
    • West Nile Virus Infections in U.S.
  • Worldwide Cholera Occurrence 3:03
  • Extent of Research 4:38
  • Importance to National Security 5:42
  • Bioterrorism Key Achievements 7:00
    • Smallpox
    • Anthrax
    • Botulinum
    • Ebola
  • Importance of Epidemiology 8:38
    • Scientific Study of Causes and Determinants of Disease
    • Study of Vector and Animal Host Biology
    • Patterns of Disease Transmission
    • Determine Disease Causation
    • Development of Vaccines
    • Development and Evaluation of Effective Treatments
  • Example 1 12:28