Emerging or re-emerging in the world today/fact sheet

 Sir Francis Bacon said, “Knowledge is power.” This is most definitely true when it comes to diseases and how to prevent and treat them. As a nurse, you are charged with teaching patients how to prevent infectious diseases and what to do if they become infected. A powerful tool in your arsenal is the Fact Sheet. Usually comprised of one page of easy-to-read content, these leaflets can be distributed easily and can effectively inform your practice.

To prepare for this Assignment:

· Select one disease that is either emerging or re-emerging in the world today.

· Research the disease using both scholarly and non-scholarly resources.

· Determine your audience (patients, other nurses, schools, etc.) that you would want to share the Fact Sheet with.

· Select pieces of information that are appropriate for your audience.

Submit: A 2- to 3 page Fact Sheet.

· Indicate the audience on the Fact Sheet.

· Give a brief history of the disease.

· What are the implications of the spread of the disease?

· How does one detect and prevent the spread of this disease?

· How is this disease treated?