Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to site content
CDC Home

Notice to Readers: Release of Computer-Based Case Study: Gastroenteritis at a University in Texas

A new computer-based case study, "Gastroenteritis at a University in Texas," is now available from CDC. Based on an actual outbreak investigation, this self-instructional, interactive exercise teaches public health practitioners epidemiologic skills in outbreak investigation and allows them to apply and practice those skills.

"Gastroenteritis at a University in Texas" is the third in the Foodborne Disease Outbreak Investigation Case Study Series. Other case studies include "Botulism in Argentina" (released in 2002) and "E. coli O157:H7 Infection in Michigan" (released in 2004). The three case studies cover a range of outbreak investigation topics. Because these case studies are self-instructional, students can complete them at their own convenience and pace. Students can select which learning activities to undertake and focus on areas in which they are deficient or that are most relevant to their job activities.

The Foodborne Disease Outbreak Investigation series was created for students with knowledge of basic epidemiologic and public health concepts. Each case study was developed in collaboration with the original investigators and experts from CDC and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. Students can receive continuing education credits (e.g., CEUs, CMEs, CNEs, and CECHs) for completing each case study. All three case studies can be downloaded for free or purchased on CD-ROM through the Epidemiologic Case Studies website at

Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.

All MMWR HTML versions of articles are electronic conversions from typeset documents. This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users are referred to the electronic PDF version ( and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables. An original paper copy of this issue can be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), Washington, DC 20402-9371; telephone: (202) 512-1800. Contact GPO for current prices.

**Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #