A pathogen is a biological agent that causes illness or disease to its host. Emerging means newly discovered or newly appearing in humans or newly appearing in a distinctly different geographic area. Therefore, Emerging Pathogens or Emerging Infectious Diseases are those which have been discovered recently, within the last 10-30 years.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines an emerging disease as “one that has appeared in a population for the first time, or that may have existed previously but is rapidly increasing in incidence or geographic range.” This week, we will examine some emerging pathogens and diseases!
You must discuss your chosen human pathogen to tell us what type of microbe it is, what disease it causes, how the disease is emerging, signs & symptoms, course of disease, treatment and prevention.
Your discussion should be well-written, in your own words, paraphrasing from only credible academic sources. You may not directly quote from your sources, minimum elaboration on the topic of a minimum of 300 words and maximum of 400 words.
You must also cite your credible academic reference sources with parenthetical in text citations, and provide full end ref information in APA 7th Edition format.
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