Provide a general discussion of the herpes virus. In your paper discuss the structure of herpes, HSV-1 and HSV-2, specificially, and how the viral structure facilitates entry into host cells

The module 5 case assignment requires you to investigate viruses further and compare them to prions.  You will need to read Chapter 17: Viruses and Prions in A Concise Manual of Pathogenic Microbiology to complete this assignment and begin your independent research.

1.Provide a general discussion of the herpes virus. In your paper discuss the structure of herpes, HSV-1 and HSV-2, specificially, and how the viral structure facilitates entry into host cells.

2.Discuss the epidemiology of this virus including statistics on its prevalence nationally and world-wide, and projections for the future.

3.Explain how this pathogen causes disease in the host.

4.Compare to the mode of action of prions in general, focusing on Mad-cow disease.  Provide epidemiological facts on Mad-cow disease as well.

Note: The assignment will require you to engage in independent research.  I recommend you visit the CDC and WHO websites to complete the epidemiologic data requirements for this assignment.

Your assignment is due by the Monday following the end of this Module.  Please upload your case assignment.

Case Assignment Expectations

Length:  Case Assignment Module assignments should be at least 2-4 pages (400-800 words) in length.

References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles).  Required readings are included.  Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking).  Use your own words and build on the ideas of others.   When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes.  The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section (preferably in APA format).   

Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to question

Format: APA format is recommended (but not required) for this assignment.  See Syllabus page for more information on APA format.

Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted, assignments are expected to adhere to standards guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax.  Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.

The following items will be assessed in particular:

•Relevance (e.g. all content is connected to the question)

•Precision (e.g. specific question is addressed.  Statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate).

•Depth of discussion (e.g. present and integrate points that lead to deeper issues)

•Breadth (e.g. multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors considered)

•Evidence (e.g. points are well-supported with facts, statistics and references)

•Logic (e.g. presented discussion makes sense, conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, or factual information)

•Clarity (e.g. writing is concise, understandable, and contains sufficient detail or examples)

•Objectivity (e.g. avoid use of first person and subjective bias)

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