Assignment 16777

Infectious diseases remain a substantial cause of human and animal morbidity and mortality, leading to extensive outbreaks and epidemics throughout the last century and claim nearly 4 million deaths and are a source of millions of hospitalizations in emerging countries every year. After reading this week’s chapters and reviewing the PowerPoints and websites provided, please respond to the following (800-1,000 words, citation and reference in APA format): 

Define emerging infections and provide an example.

Define vector-borne diseases and provide and example.

Define reemerging diseases and provide an example.

Discuss the global burden of one (1) of the following emerging and reemerging infectious diseases (i.e. are these infections disproportionately affecting certain indigenous or groups of people?):

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) 

Influenza viruses

H1N1 Influenza

Avian Influenza


Severe Acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV)

Middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)