What agencies and organizations participated? Who was “in charge”?

Public Health Administration

Instructions: Please answer using your own words in a minimum of 400, maximum 500 words PER QUESTION SINGLE spaced. Referenced with two (3) peer-reviewed journal articles or qualified text publish within the past five years and follow APA Manual 6th or 7th editions scholarly writing guidelines. When writing replies, please provide your experiences, new ideas, add probing questions and new literature on the topic to enhance the learning opportunity.


9.1. Food Safety and Foodborne Illness

Who controls the response to foodborne disease outbreaks?  What are some of the local, state, and federal agencies that help protect our food?  How do they accomplish this task?  Select an incident within the past couple of years that created a public health outbreak.

Describe the response.  What went right?  What worked less than optimally?  What agencies and organizations participated?  Who was “in charge”?

Compare your research with the 1984 outbreak of salmonella in The Dalles, Oregon or the 2008 salsa salmonella outbreak.

9.2. Preparedness

Based on what you have learned, how would you assess the nation’s preparedness posture?  What would you recommend?  Why is this such a problem?  Cite the incident and evidence for your recommendations.

9.3. Water & Waste Water

Think about water.  Think about how it is tied in with waste and vector borne diseases. Humans have been using water as a way for disposing waste for centuries!  Vector-borne diseases account for more than 17% of all infectious diseases, causing more than 1 million deaths annually.  We take water so much for granted yet it is many times the source of many public health issues.  Give an example of why we need to be concerned with vector-borne diseases and what progress we are making (or not.)

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