Will a diversion in focus from infectious to chronic diseases leave the United States and other parts of the world at greater risk for pandemics or bio terrorism? Why or why not?
How do risk factors and prevention strategies differ from infectious and chronic diseases?
When thinking about chronic diseases, how do you perceive the purpose and utility of passive surveillance as an epidemiological tool? Explain with an example of a chronic disease surveillance system. Would you advocate the reporting of select chronic conditions? Why? Give reasons for your answer.