In Module 1, you will establish the foundation for the report by applying what you learned from your Public Health, Epidemiology, and Health Statistics courses to do the following:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of tuberculosis.
  2. Identify three factors that have contributed to the global resurgence of TB.
  3. Compare and contrast statistics regarding tuberculosis globally, in the United States, and in your state (identify the state about which you are writing).
  4. Summarize continuing challenges to TB control in the United States.

Length: 4 pages, excluding title page and references. At least 3 cited sources from required reading

ASSIGNMENT EXPECTATIONS

 

In-text citations and references: Be sure that all information and ideas in your papers are supported by in-text citations and corresponding references at the end of the paper.

Scholarly sources: At least two scholarly sources should be included in your papers. Online sources must be limited to credible professional and scholarly publications such as peer-reviewed journal articles, e-books, or specific webpages on websites from a university, government, or nonprofit organization (these have extensions .edu, .gov, or .org). Presenting consumer sources such as e-magazines, newspapers, Wikipedia, WebMD, or other commercial websites (these have extensions .com) as references is not appropriate.

REQUIRED READING

Byron, P. (2016, July 11). History of tuberculosis in the United States to be explored in unprecedented depth. Virginia Tech. Retrieved from https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/07/clahs-tuber…

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016). Tuberculosis (TB). Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Accessed at http://www.cdc.gov/tb/

Miramontes, R., Hill, A. N., Woodruff, R. S. Y., Lambert, L. A., Navin, T. R., Castro, K. G., & LoBue, P. A. (2015). Tuberculosis infection in the United States: Prevalence estimates from the national health and nutrition examination survey, 2011-2012. PLoS One, 10(11) doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0140881

Yuen, C. M., Kammerer, J. S., Marks, K., Navin, T. R., & France, A. M. (2016). Recent transmission of tuberculosis — United States, 2011-2014. PLoS One, 11(4) doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0153728

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