Identify an illness that is currently considered to be an epidemic in at least one part of the world

Write a 700- to 875-word paper on a current epidemic illness.
Visit the following websites and identify an illness that is currently considered to be an epidemic in at least one part of the world:
Center for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov
National Institutes of Health: www.NIH.gov
World Health Organization: www.who.int
Address the following in your paper:
Identify (name the bacteria, virus, or parasite) and provide details about the infectious agent (pathogen)
Explain how the infectious agent is transmitted through the human population.
Explain the immune system’s role in protecting the body from disease
Discuss a real life example of an outbreak in the world
Describe the clinical symptoms, duration of the disease and treatment if any.
What steps can be taken to prevent further outbreaks? Include individual as well as environmental precautions and methods.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Utilize at least 3 academic sources. Do not use sources such as Wikipedia.
Include a thoughtful introduction and conclusion.
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