Salmonella in the Caribbean
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Public health practitioners with knowledge of basic epidemiologic concepts, especially non-epidemiologists; e.g., laboratorians, environmental health specialists, sanitarians, public health nurses, veterinarians, and MPH students.
After completing this case study, the student should be able to:
- Describe the signs and symptoms, means of diagnosis, and control of salmonellosis.
- Describe how Salmonella serotyping can be used in public health practice.
- Given a disease, describe the desired characteristics of a surveillance system for that disease.
- Discuss how the inclusion of the laboratory in the surveillance of a disease impacts the characteristics of the surveillance system and the usefulness of the data.
- Calculate the incidence of a disease if given the number of cases and population size.
- Characterize a health problem by time, place, and person (e.g., perform the descriptive epidemiology).
- Create and interpret a graph.
- Interpret the measure of association for a case-control study.
Successful completion of basic training in infectious disease epidemiology, descriptive epidemiology, study design, measures of association, and outbreak investigation
English and Spanish
3 to 4 hours
Continuing education credits are not available for completing this case study.
Jeanette K. Stehr-Green, MD, developed this case study in collaboration with staff from the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre; Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with assistance from individuals within the:
- National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch
- Public Health Practice Program Office, Division of Professional Development and Evaluation
Original Investigation Team
The following individuals investigated the original outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis in Trinidad and Tobago: Lisa Indar-Harrinauth, Nicholas Daniels, Parimi Prabbakar, Clive Brown, Gail Baccus-Taylor, Edward Commissiong, H. Reid, and James Hospedales.
- Page last reviewed: April 14, 2016
- Page last updated: April 14, 2016
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