Canada and Malaria
This paper discusses how Canada is lacking in its surveillance and control of malaria.
# 99509 | 2,687 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Nov 11, 2007 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , Canadian Studies (Government and Government Policy) , Medical and Health (General) , Public Administration (General)
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The paper relates that Canada has experienced an excessively high incidence of malaria in contrast to all other industrialized nations. The paper examines the host characteristics of the disease, the environment, the agent responsible and the natural history of malaria to highlight the problems that develop if a comprehensive epidemiological analysis is not conducted. The paper shows how in comparison with the United States, Canada appears to be unaware of how to undertake adequate surveillance and how to implement control mechanisms. The paper also emphasizes the importance of public health education related to malaria infection.
From the Paper:"Malaria is a parasitic infection with high prevalence around the world, including affluent nations. The focus of this paper will be Canada because this country has experienced an excessively high incidence of malaria in contrast to all other industrialized nations (MacLean & Demers, 2004). Canada's high incidence of infections corresponds to the deficiencies in its surveillance and public education programs. The two provinces most vulnerable to malaria infection are British Columbia and Ontario. It was only because of research conducted outside of the Canadian surveillance system that the source of two epidemics was identified."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- MacLean, J. & Demers, A. (2004). Malaria epidemics and surveillance systems in Canada. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10 (7), 1195-1201.
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