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Notice to Readers Availability of Computer-Based Epidemiologic Case Study

CDC has developed a computer-based epidemiologic case study, "Investigating an Outbreak: Pharyngitis in Louisiana," to teach outbreak investigation skills to public health workers. The case study simulates a real outbreak investigation in which the student plays the role of the lead investigator. Through the case study, students learn to apply appropriate outbreak investigation practices, perform a variety of epidemiologic tasks (e.g., creating a line list, developing a case definition, and calculating attack rates), recognize the role of the laboratory in an outbreak investigation, and understand the applications of Epi Info computer software.

The case study can be used by individual students or in a classroom setting. It is designed to build on basic epidemiologic concepts learned in other courses such as CDC's "Principles of Epidemiology." The program must be run on an IBM * -compatible computer running DOS 3.31 or higher with 3 megabytes of free disk space and a VGA monitor.

The case study is available at a cost of $20 plus shipping and handling. Students can receive Continuing Education Units or Continuing Medical Education credits for completing the case study by enrolling with the CDC Distance Learning Program. Additional information is available by calling (800) 418-7246.

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