Hypothesis Generation During Outbreaks (FOCUS, Volume 1.6)

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Length:40 minutes
Description:This focus issue discusses the importance of case finding and line listing, challenges that arise while collecting relevant information, and proper management of the data.
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Author:

Michelle Torok

Reviewers:

Amy Nelson, MPH, PhD, Focus Workgroup

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Create hypotheses (I.C.4)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Create hypotheses (I.C.4)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
6) Retrieves scientific evidence from a variety of text and electronic sources (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations

Continuing Education Credit:

The North Carolina Institute for Public Health offers the following continuing education credit/s on this training. Eligibility for all continuing education credit is determined on an annual basis.

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References

CDC. Outbreak of acute illness-Southwestern United States, 1993. MMWR 1993; 44(22):421-424.

CDC. Public health dispatch: West Nile Virus infection in organ donor and transplant recipients --- Georgia and Florida, 2002. MMWR 2002; 51 (35): 790.

Davies SF and Sarosi GA. Epidemiological and clinical features of pulmonary Blastomycosis. Semin Respir Infect 1997; 12 (3): 206-218.

Garbe PL, Davis BJ, Weisfeld JS et al. Nosocomial Legionnaires' disease. Epidemiologic demonstration of cooling towers as a source. JAMA 1985; 254: 521-524.

Last JM. , ed. A Dictionary of epidemiology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2001.

Breuer T, Benkel DH, Shapiro RL, Hall WN, Winnett MM, Linn MJ, Neimann J, Barrett TJ, Dietrich S, Downes FP, Toney DM, Pearson JL, Rolka H, Slutsker L, Griffin PM; Investigation team. A multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections linked to alfalfa sprouts grown from contaminated seeds. Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Nov-Dec;7(6):977-82.
http://wwwcdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol7no6/breuer.htm.

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