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This issue of FOCUS offered by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health discusses the importance of case finding and line listing, challenges that arise while collecting relevant information, and proper management of the data.
- Discuss the importance epidemic curves as a method to graphically depict outbreaks
- Discuss outbreak patterns of spread, magnitude of the outbreak, outbreak time trend, outbreak outliers, period of exposure and incubation period
- Describe methods to make epidemic curves