Research on a viral emerging or e-emerging infectious disease

Assignment Overview

For Project 1 you will do some research on a viral emerging or e-emerging infectious disease or caused by an NIAID priority viral pathogen, read an article about a recent research study on the disease, write a 2000-2500 word (approximately five to six pages -single spaced, not including figures, tables, footnotes, bibliography, and glossary of terms) research/topic report, and share what you learned with your classmates.

The steps of the assignment are listed below and additional details are provided in the topics below.

Step 1: Select a virus or disease from the table below.

Emerging and Re-emerging Viral Infectious Diseases*

Chikungunya virus infection

LaCrosse encephalitis (LACV)

Dengue (breakbone fever)

Lugo hemorrhagic fever

Ebola hemorrhagic fever

Marburg hemorrhagic fever

Enterovirus 71 or 68 infection

MERS-CoV

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome

Mumps

Heartland virus infection

Rabies

Hendra virus disease

Rubeola (measles)

Hepatitis C

West Nile fever

Japanese encephalitis

Yellow fever

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever

Powassan Deer Tick virus infection

*Selected from NIAID Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases listing (Last Updated 25 February 2015). Retrieved 07 November 2015 from http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/BiodefenseRelated/Biodefense/Pages/CatA.aspx

Note: Reports on HIV/AIDS and influenza are not acceptable as topics for Project 1.

Step 2: Read the topic on What to Include in Your Report.

Step 3: Read about the disease in Boundless Microbiology (Chapter 15), University of Carolina Microbiology and Immunology Online textbook (Part 3 Virology), or Infectious Diseases: In Context (2008) Editors Wilmoth Learner, B. and Lerner, K.L., Gale, Detroit, Michigan. Infectious Diseases: In Context (2008) includes a good background source for an overview of specific communicable infectious diseases. To access go the Biology page in the UMUC Library Guide for the Sciences (http://libguides.umuc.edu/content.php?pid=11004

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