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Discussion of Communicable Disease: Seasonal Influenza
Marcie E. Boone, RN
Grand Canyon University- NRS- 427V
September 2, 2014

Discussion of Communicable Disease: Seasonal Influenza Each year the general public is urged to take action to avoid getting the Seasonal Flu virus by, encourage the pubic to obtain the vaccine before January. It is also; widely made known to the general public the impact of the Flu virus and that it can lead death for some each. However, each year many choose to ignore the advice that is given. But, why is it so vital that we get our Flu vaccine. In this paper we will discuss that very question. We will discuss why the Seasonal Flu is considered a communicable disease, explain the demographics of interest, describe the determinants of health and how these factors contribute to the development of the virus, discuss the epidemiologic triangle as it relates to communicable diseases, explain the role of the community health nurse, identify national agency that addresses the communicable disease and describe how the organization contributes to resolving or reducing the impact of the virus. Description of Communicable Disease
According to Global Health Communicable diseases are defined as diseases that are spread from one person to another or from an animal to a person. In addition, they are considered infectious and contagious. (Global Health, 2014). The Seasonal influenza will be referred to from this point on as the “Flu”. The Flu is acute viral infection that is easily spread from person to person. They are seen worldwide, that peaks in the winter months in most parts of the world.
Causes
According to the World Health Organization “WHO” the Seasonal Influenza is a “viral infection that is caused by the Influenza virus.” Apparently there are three different types of Seasonal flu viruses; type A,B, and C. Type C occurs…...

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