Outbreak of Cholera in Pakokku, Myanmar

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Khin Maung Wynn, MBBS, MPH; Victor Cardenas, MD, PhD; Rickard C. Dicker, MD, MSc (reviewer)
Date published
Apr, 2000
Last updated
22 Jan 2020


This case study is based on an investigation conducted by the Department of Health of the Union of Myanmar.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:      

  • Describe when to report and how to prepare for an epidemic of cholera
  • State criteria to conduct a cholera field investigation
  • List the sequence of a cholera outbreak field investigation and control
  • Interpret descriptive epidemiologic data and generate hypotheses about mechanisms of cholera transmission during an outbreak
  • State criteria to choose study design during an outbreak investigation