Preparing for an Investigation

  1. Why would the public health department be asked to investigate GI illnesses? What is the public health department’s role in disease outbreaks?
  2. What questions do you plan to ask Nurse Jean? Considering what you’ve learned from your research and conversations with public health staff, what, in addition to medical information, do you want to know during your EATC visit?
  3. What is the definition of an epidemic? (A disease outbreak is typically considered a localized event, although the term can be used interchangeably with outbreak.)
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