Acute Hepatitis in Baripada, Orissa

Case study developed by a working group created by the Master of Applied Epidemiology (MAE) - Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) from the National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is inspired by an investigation conducted by Dr. Swain, 2003 scholar of the MAE assigned to the state of Orissa, India. Dr Gregory Armstrong and Jan Drobeniuc from the hepatitis division at the U.S. CDC provided comments and suggestions.
Date published
Jan, 2005
Last updated
22 Jan 2020


An Outbreak of Accute Hepatitis in Baripada, Orissa

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the case study, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the steps of the investigation of an outbreak
  • Describe the characteristics of an outbreak in terms of time, place and person
  • Use descriptive epidemiological data to generate hypotheses
  • Use analytical epidemiological data to test hypotheses 
  • Formulate recommendations for the control of an outbreak