Animal Related Diseases and Essential Metals Toxicity

Animal Related Diseases and Essential Metals Toxicity
It is important for public health professionals to understand zoonotic and vector-borne diseases because they impact both humans and animals. Additionally, it is possible for diseases to be passed from animals to humans. Understanding their epidemiology helps prevention of these diseases.

This is also applicable to toxic metals and other elements that have the potential to poison the environment and humans. Public health professionals must understand the various types of toxic metals, how humans are exposed to these metals, the occupations where these metals might be present, and how to prevent exposure.

Using the readings of this module and the Argosy University online library resources, respond to the following:

Choose an example of either a zoonotic or vector-borne disease that is prevalent in the United States. Review information available on the disease and explain its characteristics and its impact on public health.
Choose one of the essential metals with a potential for toxicity. Review information and studies conducted on this metal. Examine its main characteristics in relation to being a public health hazard.
Write your initial response in 200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Grading Criteria
Assignment Components
Maximum Points
Initial response was:
Insightful, original, accurate, and timely.
Substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.
Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.
Discussion Response and Participation:
Responded to a minimum of two peers in a timely manner.
Offered points of view supported by research.
Asked challenging questions that promoted discussion.
Drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion.
Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.
Responses were error free.
Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.

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