Purchase Case Studies

These Epidemiologic Case Studies are based on historical events and include epidemiologic methods that were practiced at the time. Given the historical nature of this content, the methods that are referenced on this site may be outdated practices in some settings. As some of the practices are still used, they continue to offer educational value.

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) distributes selected epidemiologic case studies as partners with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Copies of the case studies can be purchased from PHF by calling toll-free 1-877-252-1200 or visiting PHF’s online bookstoreExternal, and searching “outbreak.”

Web-based Case Studies

The computer-based case studies can be purchased from PHF in CD format and include:

  • Botulism in Argentina
  • E. coli O157:H7 Infection in Michigan
  • Gastroenteritis at a University in Texas
  • Salmonella in the Caribbean

Classroom Case Studies

Three of the classroom case studies, consisting of an instructor’s and a student’s version, can be purchased in print format from PHF as a set:

  • Botulism in Argentina
  • Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infection
  • Gastroenteritis at a University in Texas