An Outbreak of Hemorrhagic Fever in Africa ("Ebola")
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21 Jan 2020
Investigation of the first recognized outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1976; a practical outbreak investigation.
- List the criteria for deciding whether a field investigation is warranted
- Describe the key tasks involved in investigating an epidemic of unknown cause, and, given a real outbreak, perform each step
- Describe the components of a case definition, and develop a case definition for a new disease
- Given the appropriate data, perform descriptive epidemiology and explain the importance of this step