(SOLVED) MPH506 Module 3: Discussion

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You will participate in one discussion this week. There are two different topics presented below, in bolded text. Please choose one of these topics for your discussion this week, address the bullet items under the topic name.

  • Zoonotic Diseases
    • Select and conduct public health research on a zoonotic and/or vector-borne disease.
    • Present an overview of your findings, including a summary of the disease (symptoms, diagnosis, etc), how it is transferred, treatment options and prognosis, statistical data on prevalence, and/or general locations.
  • DDT
    • Discuss some of the concerns that led to the banning of DDT in the United States and other developed countries.
    • Do you believe that the hazards associated with DDT outweigh the pesticide’s benefits?
    • Support your response.


Hello professor and class,

Concerns over the negative effects of DDT in the United States and other developed countries led to its ban. These concerns grew from the work of various researchers. Questions over the impact of DDT on wildlife and fish were raised since there was a decrease in their population. The decline in bald eagle populations was also linked to the use of DDT. The risk spread to the health of human beings as there were major concerns over the growing number of cancer patients (Friis, 2019). Pregnant women were also experiencing stillbirths or giving birth to deformed children. These concerns became worrisome and albeit other researchers still supporting its use for the prevention of malaria, the value of human life and health led to its ban.

The hazards associated with DDT outweigh the pesticide’s benefits because the chemicals cause more detrimental health issues on human beings other than…………………………………….

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