GPH713 Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Written Assignment #2
Topic: Outbreak Investigation
- Watch the movie Contagion.
- Describe how the outbreak in the movie was investigated by completing the table below.
- Provide answers to the short answer questions below.
|Outbreak Investigation Step|
|1. Define the purpose of the investigation. What was the purpose of the investigation?||
|2. Establish the Existence of the epidemic. How was the existence of the epidemic established?||
|3. Develop a case definition. What was/were the case definitions?||
|4. If laboratory methods are available confirm the diagnosis. How was the laboratory involved?|
|5. Find cases and describe them by person, place, and time. Who, where, and when were cases?|
|6. Implement control and prevention efforts. What were the control and prevention efforts?|
Short Answer Questions
- What did the movie do well in portraying an outbreak investigation? Why? No more than 400 words
- What did the movie not do well in portraying an outbreak investigation? Why? What are your recommendations to improve it? No more than 600 words.
- Describe the surveillance system used in the outbreak. No more than 400 words.p(2)
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