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Outbreak Investigation

Jane Koehler and Jeffrey Duchin

in Epidemiologic Methods

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195150780
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865161 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150780.003.0019
 Outbreak Investigation

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An outbreak of disease occurs when the number of new disease cases observed exceeds the number expected in a defined setting over a relatively short period of time. This chapter discusses outbreak investigations. Topics covered include outbreak detection, verifying an outbreak, and investigating an outbreak. Exercises are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: epidemiology; epidemiological research; disease outbreaks; disease

Chapter.  9491 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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