Epidemiology & Surveillance
University of Washington
Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation
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West Nile virus! Beef recalls! Contaminated spinach! We live in an age where disease outbreaks are commonplace. This module outlines specific steps to take in determining if you have an outbreak on your hands, who should be involved in the investigation, the science behind it all, and how to communicate your findings to the public via the media.
- Recognize indicators of a potential disease outbreak
- Describe the steps in conducting an outbreak investigation
- Identify key communication considerations during outbreak investigations
- Understand public health actions that may result from outbreak investigations
Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation
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