Knowledge on microbiology

Exercise 1
You have done a great job preparing to be assigned by WHO to a remote site where you will set up your field lab. Is there anything else you need to be prepared? As much as having the right equipment, supplies, and knowledge about microorganisms, it is also important to know who to notify and what communication channels exist for reporting disease outbreaks. Discuss the policy for reporting contagious diseases that break out in a country where you are located.
Exercise 2
Choose an outbreak from those below to investigate
Ebola or Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Locate resources that will provide information about the infection, causing microbe, mode of infection, mode of spread, group or groups specifically susceptible, where outbreak occurred and when, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, infection control.
Find first person reports such as interviews or personal reports or journals on the outbreak. If you need help work with the librarian.
Design and submit an outline of the information you have uncovered. You will use this information to complete the project. The outline should contain information and cited resources for:
Name of the disease chosen
Causing microbe
Mode of infection
Mode of spread
Group or groups specifically susceptible
Where outbreak occurred and when
Clinical evaluation and diagnosis
Infection control.
Exercise 3
First, using the information found(exercise2) develop a one to two page maximum overview of the disease outbreak and the causal microbe.
Second, design a map showing the origin and spread of the infection.
Third, design a guide for communities on surveillance, control, preparedness and response to the outbreak. If this includes quarantine, describe how the community would carry this out, what resources would be needed, and what the communication protocol would be.

 

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