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This assignment gives the students the opportunity to show that they have understood the importance of the phenomenon of globalisation and its impact on health and are able to support their position...

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This assignment gives the students the opportunity to show that they have understood the importance of the phenomenon of globalisation and its impact on health and are able to support their position with reference to the relevant literature


Ebola is a condition with global dimensions.

  • Explain briefly the source of the condition and how it is transmitted.(200 words)
  • Say why you think the condition has not yet got a vaccine, compared to other conditions which DO have vaccines (550 words).
  • Describe public health management and prevention of the condition (Ebola), being specific about the context you have in mind (550 words).
  • Your key discussion points should be supported by evidence from the literature. You should have at least 4 references in this assignment.
  • The word limits for each section are guides only based on marking weightings,overall your essay should not exceed 1300 words.

You will be assessed on the criteria provided in the marking rubric on the following page (page 15) however you may find the checklist below useful:

  • Do you state the question at the beginning and have you provided an introduction?
  • Do you explain the source of Ebola, how it affects humans and how it is transmitted?
  • Have you compared Ebola to other conditions that do have vaccines ( you need to demonstrate an understanding of the socio-political context in answering this question)
  • Have you identified the context which you are going to use to discuss the public health and prevention of Ebola? Context examples include rural vs. urban, wealthy nation vs. poor nation, Western culture vs non-western culture?
  • Have you discussed the public health management and prevention of Ebola within this context?
    Answered Same Day Mar 14, 2020


    Soumi answered on Mar 17 2020
    128 Votes
    Running Head: EBOLA        1
    EBOLA         8
    Table of Contents
    Introduction    3
    Source and Transmission of Ebola    3
    Analysing the Reasons behind Ebola not having any Vaccinations unlike other Conditions    3
    Public Health Management and Prevention of Ebola    4
    Conclusion    6
    References    7
        The spread of diseases and infection has been attributed to some extent to the phenomenon of globalisation. The cu
    ent study focuses on the source and transmission of Ebola in relation to globalisation, expressed in contexts of absence of vaccinations for it as well as the ways it could be prevented.
    Source and Transmission of Ebola
        The occu
    ences of diseases and the negative health conditions have recently become a subject of the globalisation that is impact them. As mentioned by Jans et al. (2015), origin and spread of infectious, epidemic diseases are increasing more because the world is undergoing through the phase of globalisation. The changes on the global level, modernisation and enhancement of the living styles have attributed to the impartation of direct as well as indirect impact on the health of the people.
        In case of Ebola, it was noticed that the spread of Ebola was initiated from the fruit bats that were consumed quite commonly in the West Africa, where this disease was first noticed to have been spread (ABC News, 2014). Initially, the source could not be determined as primates such as chimpanzees were found to have infected with this virus. However, the identification of fruit bats as the initial source of the Ebola virus took place, when in 1976, the first case of human infection was reported (Rettner, 2014). Fruit bats are one of the most popular food items in that regions, which could be linked to globalisation because the choice and developing food items from varied sources were a result of contemporary food habits. Further transmission took place through tears, blood streams and saliva contamination of the infected person (WHO, 2014).
    Analysing the Reasons behind Ebola not having any Vaccinations unlike other Conditions
        Ebola is a fatal health infection that is spread from the Ebola virus and initiated in West Africa. It, cu
    ently, has no treatment procedure or preventive measures such as vaccines to it, which increase the fatality of the case. As mentioned by Osterholm et al. (2016), vaccination is a process of protecting the body of individuals from the infections of various pathogens. It can be done by executing a counter attack by the heat-killed or weakened forms of certain pathogenic microorganisms, injected into the body. Thus, this is dependent on the principles of acquired immunity and memory cells, acting against the disease antigens, when they attack the body.
    However, the vaccination of many diseases is not possible to be made because their weak or attenuated forms might be either detrimental for the human body to tolerate or the process, as a whole, is not facilitated. As argued by Takahashi et al. (2015), many times, the unavailability of vaccines can be majorly attributed to the socio-political context that support the formation of vaccines of certain diseases, while prohibiting that of the others such as that in case of Ebola. As has been noticed in the case of developing vaccines for Ebola, initially, an attempt was taken by the European Union to fund the clinical trials of research contemplating the manufacturing of Ebola vaccines with a considerable amount of...

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