As the director of your dormitory’s public health advisory group, you are charged to present information on chlamydia, herpes, trichomoniasis (see Chapter 32), and human papillomavirus infection, all STIs. Besides this textbook, where can you get reliable information about STIs and what information would you present? For each of these diseases, discuss the individual and public health issues that must be addressed.
Answer to relevant QuestionsIdentify the animals most likely to carry rabies in the United States. Why is rabies so rare in humans and domesticated animals in developed countries? Describe the spread of West Nile virus infections in the United States. Which animals are the primary hosts? Are humans productive alternate hosts? What are the two main classes of water and how is water from a surface source, for example, from a lake, made safe to drink? Identify and define the three major categories of food perishability. Why is milk more perishable than sugar even though both are rich in organic matter? Contrast schistosomiasis with all other parasitic infections covered in this chapter. In what major way does it differ?
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