The Unfortunate Nurse : A Case Study of Dengue Fever and Social Policy

TitleThe Unfortunate Nurse : A Case Study of Dengue Fever and Social Policy
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsAguirre, KM
Corporate AuthorsNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo,
Date Published05/2007
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
KeywordsAedes , BIOETHICS , BIOLOGY , breakbone , Cell Biology , Dengue , EIA , ELISA , emerging , enzyme-linked-immunoabsorbent , Immigration , mosquito , Needlestick , nosocomial , NURSING , PUBLIC health , RT-PCR
AbstractBased on an actual incident in which dengue virus was transmitted by an accidental needlestick, this case study introduces students to “emerging pathogens” and other concepts in parasitology, immunology, epidemiology, and public policy. Students also read a primary paper and learn about two modern techniques widely used in medical and research settings (i.e., EIA and Taqman RT-PCR). The case is suitable for general education biology, cell biology, microbiology, immunology, and science and public policy courses.
URLhttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=276&id=276
Home Web Sitehttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/
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