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In the United States, infections caused by certain pathogens ranks among the leading causes of mortality. These include bacterial infections such as sepsis and viral infections such as influenza. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three people will be infected with a preventable infectious disease in their lifetime, with approximately 70 percent of those cases occurring in children under five years old. Additionally, non-vaccinated individuals are at an increased risk for infection compared to vaccinated individuals.
The prevalence of these diseases varies widely depending on geographic location and population group. For example, some states have higher rates of illnesses due to poverty or lack of access to healthcare services than others. Certain racial and ethnic groups may also have higher rates due to underlying health disparities that provide opportunity for increased transmission of disease-causing pathogens. In my own community there is generally a low rate of infection; however, I am aware that there are particular areas which experience higher levels due to overcrowding or inadequate sanitation infrastructure. As a future Family Nurse Practitioner it is important to understand these patterns so that preventive measures can be taken effectively within different contexts.