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Public Health WK 3 Infectious Diseases

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What is an infectious disease?An illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through transmission of that agent
Reportable diseasesSurveillance focuses on limited list of disease that spread easily through intimate or close contact
Notifiable diseasesNational list of disease that each state is required to report, but each state may have diseases of interest that they are tracking
Sentinel CasesInitial case of infectious disease is detected and reported to state health departments
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Herd ImmunityImmunity derived from the presence of a large proportion of immune individuals in a community who decreases the chances of contact between the infected and susceptible persons. The immune population decrease the rate of infectious agent
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