watch the video Rx for Survival: Disease Warriors and then respond to the following questions.

In a 2-3 page paper, answer the questions using the video and other resources as necessary. Be sure to be thorough with your responses and cite sources as applicable.

  1. What was Louis Pasteur’s major contribution to our understanding of microbiology and germ theory.
  2. What type of immunity is provided by vaccination (acquired vs natural, passive vs active)? Explain why?
  3. What were some of the public health challenges surrounding vaccination that were presented in the video?
  4. Could an epidemic of polio, like the ones seen in the video in India, occur in the US? Why or why not?
  5. What is the difference between an endemic disease and an epidemic disease?
  6. What are some issues with emerging diseases?