Influenza A H1N1 - A Public Health Plan Analytical Essay by Nicky

Influenza A H1N1 - A Public Health Plan
A plan to manage the swine flu in the US.
# 149160 | 1,778 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 27, 2011 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues)


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Description:

This paper addresses the recent outbreak of influenza A H1N1, or the swine flu, presenting a plan on how to manage its spread and also prevent future epidemics. First, the paper describes how the most recent outbreak occurred and follows its contagion path. Then, the paper details the disease, describing its symptoms and who is most susceptible to it. Next, the paper suggests a plan for immunization, further citing potential methods. A chart notes an action plan for immunizing children in the Los Angeles area. The remainder of the paper focuses on implementing a prevention plan for Los Angeles against Influenza A H1N1 infection. This paper contains tables.

Outline:

Section I: Increasing DTaP/DTP vaccination coverage in Los Angeles County
Section II: Community Health Education Plan for the HIV Testing of Hispanics in Los Angeles County
Section III

From the Paper:

"Influenza A H1N1, although by far the most known type of flu, is actually a new type of influenza. And every year, its predecessors are addressed through a vaccine, which most commonly comes in an injection and nasal spray-type. These vaccines are developed on a yearly basis and everyone are encouraged to have it especially those in the high risk group such as the children under 5 years old, the elderly aged 65 and more, the pregnant women and those with chronic medical conditions.
"Immunizations are one way of preventing diseases. The government, health agencies and health practitioners are all advocating for it to ensure a healthy population in an area. Immunizations come in one to several doses that is given from an individual's infancy up to the time when he completely receives the package.
"Presently, the National Immunization goal is to have a vaccine coverage level of 90% for preschool-aged children and 90% as well for teens. The National Immunization Survey monitors the progress of the vaccination and the Los Angeles County or LAC is part of their monitoring.
"The LAC, as of 2008, has a population of 9,519,338. 737,631 or 8% of them are children under the age of 5 years old."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Los Angeles Almanac. Retrieved June 6, 2009. Website: http://www.laalmanac.com/population/po04.htm
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You. (2009). Retrived June 6, 2009. Website: http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1flu/qa.htm
  • Diptheria, Tetanus & Pertussis Vaccines. What you need to Know. Retrieved June 6, 2009. Website: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-dtap.pdf
  • The Public's Health. An Epidemiologic Study: Latino men who have sex with men "Brothers y Hermanos." (2007). Retrieved June 7, 2009. Website: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/wwwfiles/ph/media/media/TPHJUNE2007.pdf

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