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Lecture 39

PUBHLTH 2 Lecture Notes - Lecture 39: Escambia County, Florida, Oral Rehydration Therapy, Sexually Transmitted Infection

Public Health
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Zuzana Bic

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Austin Maldanado
Professor Bic
Public Health 2
The use of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) alone is adequately able to prevent the
incidence of diarrheal disease.
Prevention of sexually transmitted diseases can be done through sex education,
increase condom use, and reduce risky behaviors through communication and
outreach activities.
A polysaccharide meningococcal vaccine and a conjugate meningococcal C
vaccine were not used as part of the immunization strategy during the New
Mexico Meningococcal Outbreak.
A point source outbreak is when the source of the outbreak can be
In order to deal with the New York State West Nile Virus Outbreak, reducing
exposure to mosquitos was the primary means of prevention. Public service
announcements advocated for the public to limit outdoor activities and wear long
sleeved-shirts and pants. Water was drained from possible mosquito breeding
grounds, and both ground and air pesticide spraying was conducted.
The main public health concern in the "Red Tide and Red Ink in Escambia
County, Florida" Case was of infection through stepping on infected dead fish,
and the smell which could produce respiratory ailments.
Keeping trust within a community is not necessary during a time of a public
health outbreak and crisis.
The two main issues that UNICEF faced in their Oral Rehydration Program in
Zambia was providing less funds that were needed, and on how to most
effectively distribute the ORSs, given that many of the roads were run down.
In the "Free Baby Formula" case, many health professionals believed hospitals
undermined breast-feeding by the widespread practice of giving new mothers free
formula supplied by formula manufacturers. (question not listed on study guide)
Complete the following
What preparations should be made to head off future epidemics that might occur during a
mosquito season?
All of the above
Educational materials and trainings
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