Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Public Health - Part 2
Lecture:Public Health and Communicable Disease
Slide content:Simplified Case Study: Food Poisoning Outbreak Investigation - 1 Public Health receives laboratory reports positive for foodborne pathogens Public Health Epidemiologists investigate Samples sent to Public Health Laboratory Fieldwork determines many of the patients ate at a company picnic 15
Slide notes:Outbreak investigations can take many forms and be quite complex. This slide illustrates a fictional and very simplified outbreak investigation of a food poisoning incident. In our fictional example, public health first learns about the incident by receipt of laboratory reports positive for foodborne pathogens. Epidemiologists investigate the report, sending additional samples to the public health laboratory to be more closely identified. The epidemiologists trace the illness to a company picnic. 15