Methods in which diseases are transmitted

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1. Antibiotic resistance is a critical component of understanding infection rates. Define one mechanism by which bacteria can gain resistance to an antibiotic.

2. Diseases are transmitted by a variety of methods. If you were a nurse, what advice would you give a parent dealing with a child with a pink eye to prevent transmission to a sibling?

3. How does the World Health Organization define pandemic?  In what ways does this differ from an epidemic?

4. What is the difference between active and passive surveillance of disease?  Provide an example of diseases that are surveilled by each method.

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