Each student must post (1) substantial initial post with a minimum of 270 words (nomore than 300 words). All initial posts must contain at least (2) professionalreferences (must be within 5 years), one may be the course textbook, properly citedin the current APA format. Late discussion posts are not accepted in this course.

For the initial post Remember to ask a provocative question to prompt online discussionwith your peers using bold print at the end of your initial discussion.

The student must also reply to at least (2) classmates using a minimum of 170 wordsper reply (please don’t start working on the replies unless I provide the studentreplies or tell you to do so). All replies in the discussion forum should enhance thediscussion. Non-informative messages posted in the discussion forum will not becounted towards the required number of replies for that topic.

Provide plagiarism reports for both initial post and student replies.

Discussion Topic

Review the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) (2014) report aboutincidence and trends of foodborne illnesses website @http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6315a3.htm?s_cid=mm6315a3_w

(Links to an external site.)


1. Identify examples of the epidemiological triad and transmissioncycle.

2. Discuss and examine principles of distribution.3. Locate examples of epidemiologic measures (count data, ratio,

proportion, rate, incidence, and prevalence).4. Locate examples of descriptive epidemiology (person, place, time)

and frequency.5. Discuss the purpose of this report. Name at least three ways that

nurses can use these epidemiologic investigations and reportfindings.

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