Protect your pets with proper medical treatment. The primary cause of Zoonotic Diseases is the result of an infectious agent. In conclusion zoonotic diseases are a growing concern in the United States that can be controlled or even prevented through simple precautionary methods and medications. Understanding that zoonotic diseases can enter a person's body through a number of ways including broken skin, eyes, mouth and lungs and even animal bites can aid you in knowing how to prevent contaminations.
Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health related states or events in well-defined populations. The goal of epidemiology is to understand the causes of disease variation and limit disease, injury and death in a community by intervening to prevent or limit outbreaks or epidemics of disease and injury. Epidemiology provides the most compelling evidence for measuring environmental risk to humans. Epidemiologists are public health professionals who investigate occurrence of disease-or other health related conditions or events in specific populations. Epidemiology allows public health workers to organize, analyze & interpret statistical facts about health problems.
[Wikipedia] As an integral part of public health, biostatistics is responsible for understanding a health event to design experiments, collecting data for the experiments, understanding the collected data and making inferences and interpretations base on the analyzed results. The interpretations could used to forecast a health event, identify any health trends and identify the factors effect the health event. [text book] Biostatistics could be regarded as the fundamental science of assessment work in the public health text book. Since public health is a science aims at preventing disease and prolonging life on the population level [text book], the ability of understanding, collecting, analyzing and interpreting data is extremely important. For example, when forecasting the outbreak of a seasonal influenza, beside the epidemiology works, the works on the analyze the rule of outbreak timing in the history and the surveillance on the occurrence of case number are all rely on the statistic techniques.
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The three entities, when separated can hinder each other and delay progress. The opposite is also true. When public health officials recognize the correlation between human, animal, and environmental health, advancements and innovation can occur. Other public health issues are present in relation to spread of infectious disease between humans and animals. People must know how to cook animal products in order to kill pathogens.
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Many government health agencies conducts these assessments for assuring the safety of public. Agency for toxic substances and disease registry conducts public health assessments for the purpose of determining the extent of exposure of harmful substances. The benefits of the public health assessment is that it helps in planning for the future health needs of the public by developing policy and other proper planning (CDC, 2005). Collecting data and proper information some major steps in assessment process and so conflicts will arise if the proper data is not collected. One of the example where error occurred was a 2005 report of Turkey.
In the long run, it can affect human health. The main reason why I want to enroll in the MPH program is my interest in understanding how these environmental factors affect human health, ultimately leading to many diseases and disorders. I need a career that helps a large number of people, emphasizing prevention and primary care rather than tertiary care, and would potentially continually challenge and motivate me to improve. A MPH-Environmental Health degree is the right choice for me. I became interested in science, especially public health, when I started working for my father's friend who is a pediatrician.
(Dahlgon and Whitely 2001, Barton and Grant 2006.) These are the determinants that public health practice is based on. This wellbeing measure in public health practice is evaluated in a population by using a Health Needs Assessment (HNA), a systematic approach from which priorities are identified and resources allocated dependant on the needs identified (Cavanagh and Chadwick 2005). Included on the HNA are the evidence of research and epidemiology. What epidemiology does is to ask practical questions ... ... middle of paper ... ...moving from an emphasis on sickness to one of salutogenisis.
I have chosen the Global Health Pathway to further analyze the essential theme from a practical point of view and to recognize vital connections and relations with the coursework I have taken at Santa Clara University. The fundamental theme of the pathway emphasizes on the universal enhancement of public health, lowering inequalities, and prevention of chronic diseases. The overarching connection between the Global Health Pathway theme and the coursework I have taken is fundamentally providing global awareness of public health issues from a socioeconomic, environmental, and biological perspective to the general public. Courses such as Public Health Science 1: Human Health and Disease and Biology 179: Cancer Biology can illustrate a vital connection with the pathway theme. For example, Public Health Science 1: Human Health and Disease course focuses on the improvement of avoiding preventable diseases by designing specific interventions to target certain chronic diseases that are impacting a specific population.