Final Project Milestone Three: Strategic Analysis I – Pathogen Characteristics (Measles Outbreak)

Please use the article: Measles Outbreak — California, December 2014–February 2015

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In Module, you will submit the Strategic Analysis I Paper, analyzing the characteristics of the pathogen in your selected case study.

Prompt: Submit a paper describing the characteristics of the pathogen in your case study. Be sure to include the following critical elements:

1. Identify the type of pathogen and its particular characteristics, justifying your identification. How did you identify the type of pathogen?

2. Describe the ecological principles of the pathogen and how these principles affect the likelihood of control.

3. Describe how the pathogen negatively impacts the health of the community. How is the pathogen transmitted and how is this related to the pathogen’s composition?

4. Differentiate between how biological, chemical, and physical agents affect human health. What specific characteristics exist for the different agents?

5. Assess how mitigation strategies differ between biological, chemical, and physical agents, and explain why. How do the specific characteristics of the agents inform the mitigation strategies? Provide examples related to your specific biologic agent.

6. As this is a biological agent, describe the specific precautions or strategies that must be taken into account in mitigating this specific agent. What special precautions must be considered when attempting to mitigate biologic agents?

Guidelines for Submission: Submit assignment as a Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Your paper must be 4-5 pages with at least five sources cited in APA format.