SCI 163 Week 4 Epidemic Paper

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SCI 163 Week 4 Epidemic Paper
Write a 700- to 875-word paper on a current epidemic illness.
Visit the following websites and identify an illness that is currently considered to be an epidemic in at least one part of the world: 

Address the following in your paper:

  • Identify the infectious agent (pathogen)--for example, the name of the bacteria, virus, or parasite.

  • Explain how the infectious agent is transmitted through the human population.

  • Explain the immune system's role in protecting the body from disease

  • Describe the clinical symptoms, duration of the disease and treatment if any.

  • What steps can be taken to prevent further outbreaks? Include individual as well as environmental precautions and methods.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Utilize at least 3 academic sources. Do not use sources such as Wikipedia.
Include a thoughtful introduction and conclusion.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
Note. For writing and reference/citation help, review the Assignment Guidance/Resources in Week 1 and visit the Center for Writing Excellence. 
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