1) Describe the GHP disease

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Descriptive Epidemiology Literature Review of GHP


Topic : HAT African Sleeping Sickness
Descriptive Epidemiology Literature Review of GHP
Students will perform a complete descriptive epidemiological literature review 
on their GHP topic. Students will research person, place, and time aspects of their GHP.
Students will also perform literature reviews on all documented health risks, 
health outcomes, and complications associated with the chosen GHP disease.
1) Describe the GHP disease
2) Define GHP disease
3) Define the causes of GHP (agent) disease
4) Define any factors associated (with GHP) disease
5) Describe any factors associated with GHP disease
6) Epidemiological triad 
7) Define populations affected (globally and in and target population) 
8) Describe populations affected-Age, Sex, Nativity, Marital Status, 
Ethnic Group —(globally and in target population)
9) Define areas affected (globally and in target area).
10) Describe environmental attributes (Geographic areas, socioeconomic 
factors, income, housing, occupation, education)
11) Define chronological history/ patterns of disease (globally and in target area)
12) Describe temporal variation (secular, cyclic, seasonal, epidemic) of disease
13) Research and present ALL important negative health risks and health outcomes/ 
medical complications associated with the GHP disease. 
You must include ALL morbidity rates, mortality rates, prevalence rates , incidence rates,
(globally and in target area and population).
Examine appropriate sources for data on outcomes
(morbidity databases and mortality reports, vital statistics,
WHO and international reports, current literature on selected 
problem, reports of special surveys).
14) Summarize these data on the GHP.
15) in-text subheadings for each required numerical (listed above) assignment component.
16) Lit. review means in-text citations for every fact, NO opinions
17) Papers will go through Turn-It In for plagiarism checks 


Descriptive Epidemiology Literature Review of GHP

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Descriptive Epidemiology Literature Review of GHP

Human African Trypanosomiasis

HAT Description

Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), also referred to as the sleeping sickness, is a vector-borne parasitic illness than is triggered by the microscopic pathogens belonging to the genus, Trypanosoma, species, brucei. HAT is termed as trypanosomiasis because if falls under the diseases caused by the parasites Trypanosoma. Furthermore, Trypanosoma brucei is divided into two human pathogenic subspecies namely T. b. rhodesiense and T. b. gambiense (Berger, 2016). The two pathogens are known to cause different extracellular pathogens, both of which are classified as causative agents of HAT, although they are considered as tow deferent illness as well as different clinical patterns, epidemiological as well as different patient care approaches (Berger, 2016).

In particular, the humans are affected by two types of f trypanosomiasis, namely Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma cruzi, parasites which are named based on their geographical location (Berger, 2016). The former has high pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa and transmitted by the tsetse fly whereas the latter is found in Latin America and transmitted by triatomine, also known as the kissing bag (Berger, 2016).

The symptoms vary depending ...


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