Outbreak Investigations Around the World

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Oct 22, 2010 - Medical - 456 pages
Outbreak investigation is one of the primary and most critical activities in epidemiology. Infectious disease outbreaks always require intense, rapid on-site response and gain front page headlines. Bacterial or viral outbreaks occur quickly, and students and professionals should know how to react. This title uses Field Epidemiology - the application of epidemiology methods for unexpected health problems requiring fast, on-site investigation for timely intervention.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 How an Outbreak is Investigated
1
Chapter 2 Leptospirosis at the Bubbles
19
Chapter 3 Cholera for a Dime
37
Investigation of an Outbreak of a New Disease
65
Chapter 5 The Investigation of Toxic Shock Syndrome in Wisconsin 19791980 and Beyond
79
A Personal Perspective
103
A Pseudooutbreak of Amebiasis in Los Angeles County
117
Chaper 8 Measles Among Religiously Exempt Persons
133
Arriving at a Biologically Plausible Hypothesis
189
Chapter 13 The Massive Waterborne Outbreak of Cryptosporidium Infections Milwaukee Wisconsin 1993
197
Chapter 14 A Community Outbreak of Hepatitis A Involving Cooperation Between Public Health the Media and Law Enforcement Iowa 1997
239
Chapter 15 Tracking a Syphilis Outbreak Through Cyberspace
275
The Story of the New York City Department of Health 2001 Anthrax Investigation
291
Chaos to Control
323
Chapter 18 Whipping Whooping Cough in Rock Island County Illinois
347
Chapter 19 Emergency Yellow Fever Mass Vaccination in PostCivil War Liberia
373

Chapter 9 An Outbreak of Fulminant Hepatitis B in a Medical Ward in Israel
145
Chapter 10 What Went Wrong? An Ancient Recipe Associated with Botulism in Modern Egypt
163
Chapter 11 Controlling an Outbreak of Shigellosis with a CommunityWide Intervention in Lexington Kentucky
177
CH20 A Mumps Epidemic Iowa 2006
423
Index
445
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Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health

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