Epidemiology & Surveillance
University of North Carolina
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This issue of FOCUS offered by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health discusses some of the different types of specimen collection that may be required during an outbreak, as well as some of the practical issues of clinical specimen collection, including packaging, shipping, and other logistical issues.
- Define and describe animal and human clinical specimens
- Define and describe environmental specimens such as food, water, and fomites
- Discuss proper methods of human specimen collection and transportation
Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation