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Salmonella in the Caribbean (CB1167)
Public health practitioners with knowledge of basic epidemiologic and public health concepts, including epidemiologists, infectious disease investigators, public health nurses, environmental health specialists, sanitarians, laboratorians, and MPH students.
After completing this case study, the student should be able to do the following:
- Describe the epidemiology of infection with Salmonella (e.g., incubation period, modes of transmission, and common vehicles)
- List the steps that might be used to investigate and address a public health problem
- Describe the desired characteristics of a surveillance system for a disease, given the objectives of the surveillance system
- Analyze figures that display public health data
- Interpret the results of a case-control study
- Discuss the uses of subtyping information in foodborne disease investigations
- Assist in the evaluation of a surveillance system
- Discuss how surveillance data can be used to identify and characterize public health problems and to monitor control measures
Knowledge of basic public health and epidemiologic concepts (including descriptive epidemiology, study design, and data analysis).
3 to 4 hours
To undertake the case study, you will need the following computer hardware and software:
- Microsoft® Windows® 95, Windows 98, Windows NT® 4.0 with service pack 3 or higher, Windows 2000®, Windows XP®, or Windows Vista®
- Intel® Pentium® processor or equivalent
- 65.6 MB available hard disk space
- 16 MB of memory
- 4x speed (NOTE: Only needed with CD format of program)
- Monitor resolution of 800 x 600 with 16-bit color
- Display font size set to small fonts
This product stem from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaboration with individuals from the following organization:
- National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases; Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases and Food Safety Office
- Office of Workforce and Career Development; Training Services Division
The development team included Jeanette K. Stehr-Green, MD, and Nancy Gathany, MEd.
The following persons investigated the original salmonellosis problem in the Caribbean: Lisa Indar-Harrinauth, Nicholas Daniels, Parimi Prabbakar, Clive Brown, Gail Baccus-Taylor, Edward Commissiong, Hugo Reid, and James Hospedales.