The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual
Edited by Sonja A. Rasmussen and Richard A. Goodman
The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual is a definitive guide to investigating acute public health events on the ground and in real time. Assembled and written by experts from the CDC as well as other leading public health agencies, it offers current and field-tested guidance for every stage of an outbreak investigation—from identification to intervention and other core considerations along the way.
It includes the core elements of field work, such as:
- Recommendations and guidance for using new tools in field investigations
- Tips for investigations of major types of problems in multiple settings, including outbreaks in healthcare and community care; outbreaks of violence, suicide, and other forms of injury; multinational outbreaks; and suspected biologic or toxic agents
- Case study examples of lessons learned from recent field investigations
This manual serves as an essential, authoritative resource for epidemiologists and other health professionals working in local, state, national, and international settings for effective outbreak response to acute and emerging threats.