Epidemiology Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B is a disease that affects many people worldwide and can cause serious and potentially fatal complications. This paper will provide an overview of this disease, including demographic information, while discussing contributing determinants of health, the implications of the epidemiological triangle as it relates to the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), the role of the community health nurse, as well as identify a national organization that addresses the disease and how it contributes to reducing the impact on society.
Hepatitis B is an infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus that multiplies in the liver, causing inflammation that can involve other organs of the body such as the kidneys and …show more content…
Epidemiological Triangle Another way to view HBV is through the epidemiological triangle. This triangle encompasses three factors: A susceptible host, a causative agent, and the environment. All three factors must be present for a disease to cause illness. Any alteration to one of these factors will create a change in the link and disrupt the transmission of the virus (Maurer & Smith, 2013).
Host factors may include demographics such as age, ethnicity, gender, education, marital status, and economic status. Other host factors include medical