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BI 214 Week 7 Discussion 1

BI 214 Week 7 Discussion 1 | Park University

BI 214 Week 7 Discussion 1 | Park University

Week 7 Discussion

Unit 7: Discussion 1

The topics of infectious diseases and cancer bring to mind certain diseases and certain pictures. It is important that near the end of the term you not only simply answer the questions but think about how many of the units overlap. For instance; infectious disease, overall health, and physical fitness. Think about this as you participate in these two discussion threads.

You are required to post your initial answers by midnight Wednesday; your comments on the postings of your classmates are due on Sunday at midnight. Please be sure that your comments to peers are substantive; do not simply write “I disagree”; if you disagree, go on to explain your comment and add your own insights. All initial and follow-up responses require research and appropriate citations. You should have a minimum of two postings (one initial and one/more follow-up response/s) for each thread.

The following rubric will be used to score your discussion postings:

0-3 points Only minimal response given with no elaboration OR failed to complete follow-up postings
4-7 points Basic response and follow-up posting; all were clear and relevant, but needed more detail.
8-10 points All responses were elaborated, clear, and detailed; complete responses and follow-up postings.

Discussion Topic

Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another.

From the following list select two different infectious diseases and describe how they are different and how they are the same. Select a combination that has not been used by any of your classmates.

Include in your description:

  • the kind of microorganismthat causes it
  • what the symptomsare
  • is there a vaccinationavailable
  • and any long term effects.
Mumps Rheumatic fever Rabies Pink eye
Dengue fever Leprosy Chicken pox Scarlet fever
Ebola Strept throat Herpes simplex Mononucleosis
Roseola Mumps Botulism Tuberculosis
Anthrax Hepatitis B Lyme disease Meningitis
Influenza Pneumonia Tetanus Smallpox
Pertussis Diphtheria Measles Plague


Be sure you select a combination that has not been used by any of your classmates.

Remember to correctly cite any source you use and if you use direct quotes, use them sparingly and include quotation marks!

In order to avoid plagiarism, be sure to run your response through the Plagiarism Checker (Links to an external site.) BEFORE posting!