Surveillance for E. coli O157:H7: Information for Action
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23 Jan 2020
This case study focuses on whether E. coli O157:H7 should be added to Oregon's reportable disease list and the difficulties in dealing with an outbreak apparently linked to raw milk (1993).
- Discuss the process and criteria for placing a disease or condition on a state or national notifiable disease list;
- List the categories of information that should be included in a surveillance instrument;
- Summarize and interpret surveillance data; and
- Recognize difficulties in balancing public health concerns with consumer and industry considerations in emerging issues.