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Epidemiology: Disease Transmission Study

 

Part 1: Measles Outbreak at Western High

Read the case scenarios (page 4.1-4.2 in packet) about the measles outbreak at Western High in 1996, then complete the following questions:

Part 2: Disease Transmission Simulation Record (page 4.4)

Using the following link Disease Transmission Simulator Complete the transmission record data.

A. Prior to beginning a simulation complete the following Pre-Activity questions:

B. Control Group: Complete question 1 (from the worksheet) record the data and summarize the results. (Place the graph and table in the appendix section with a title and description).

C. Test Groups: Skip question 2 and proceed to question 3. For each simulation, change the pre-set value (to a different value in the range), make a prediction as to how this change in value will impact the characteristic tested, then run the simulation and record the results. (Place the graph and table in the appendix section with a title and description).

D. Data Analysis

Part: 3 (Bonus To be complete as an individual not as a group): Characteristics of smallpox, polio and Measles (page 4.5)

Using the transmission simulator, complete the chart (from the worksheet). Then explain how each level of immunity was determined and why the level of immunity is set at that value to prevent an epidemic. For example it small pox level of immunity is 70% explain how 70% was determined and explain how a 70% level of immunity will prevent an epidemic.