Create your own image of the epidemiological triangle. Select a specific disease that is prevalent in the county in which your practice site is located (UNION COUNTY IN NEW JERSEY).
Include the most recent prevalence rate available. (This data may be easier to obtain from the state health department where the county is located.)
The county to research is Union County, located in the state of New Jersey.
– Discuss the relationship between host, agent, and vector using the epidemiological triangle as a framework. –
Explain why you were surprised or not surprised at the prevalence rate. Support your data with information on national trends as reported by the CDC. –
State one intervention that could change the trajectory of this disease in the population.