(Solution) NR503 Week 5: Infectious Disease Paper


NR503 Population Health Epidemiology and Statistical


  1. Choose a topic from the list provided to you by your course faculty. Apply the concepts of population health and epidemiology to the topic.
  2. Synthesize Course content from Weeks 1-5 according to the following sections:
    • Introduction: Analysis of the communicable disease (causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment) to include demographic break down that includes age, gender, race, or other at-risk indicators (da ta per demographics should include mortality, morbidity, incidence, and prevalence).
    • Determinants of Health: Define, identify and synthesize the determinants of health as related to the development of the infection. Utilize HP2020.
    • Epidemiological Triad: Identify and describe all elements of the epidemiological triad: Host factors, agent factors (presence or absence), and environmental factors. Utilize the demographic break down to further describe the triad.
    • Role of the NP: Succinctly define the role of the nurse practitioner according to a national nurse practitioner organization ( National Board of Nursing or AANP, for example) and synthesize the role to the management of infectious diseases (surveillance, primary/secondary/tertiary interventions, reporting, data collecting, data analysis, and follow-up). This includes the integration of a model of practice which supports the implementation of an evidence-based practice.  Refer to your course textbook for models of practice examples.



Both people and animals may get the fatal, infectious, viral disease known as rabies. This illness affects the brain and spinal cord, impairing nerve impulse transmission. It is a zoonotic illness that is acquired via animal bites or saliva. Cattle, dogs, cats, bats, and mongooses are rabies virus carriers. There are two types of rabies infections: paralytic and encephalitic. The primary symptoms of the encephalitic type include hydrophobia and hyperactivity, while the paralytic form’s primary symptom is paralysis. …..please click the icon below to access entire solution at $15