Not all diseases are considered infectious, and not all outbreaks of disease are called epidemics. The terminology used in public health is specific to describe precise conditions for communicable diseases. This exercise is intended to provide some insight into the subject of pathogens and causation of contagious or infectious disease.
To take a look at how infectious diseases and epidemiology might be important to health, complete the Micro Digital Media Exercise 21 "Infectious Disease and Epidemiology".
Please be resourceful and use your textbook, class notes, online and other resources to help answer the questions. Your instructor will inform you about what documentation will be required for this work: Virtual Lab Report, MDM Exercise 21, or other.
When you have completed this work, you may be asked to take a quiz over this material.