Acute Renal Failure and a Long Night in Haiti
Richard Dicker and Linda Dicker
An outbreak of acute renal failure deaths among children in Haiti eventually traced to paracetamol contaminated with diethylene glycol.
After completing this case study, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the questions and decisions to be addressed before departing on a field investigation;
- List the steps of an outbreak investigation;
- List the components of a case definition;
- Discuss the role of epidemiologic evidence in public health decision-making.
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