This week, you will conduct an outbreak investigation of a disease.
You are an epidemiologist for your local health department, and you are conducting an outbreak investigation of the disease you chose for this week’s discussion.
- In your role as a health department official, you are interviewing a fictitious patient who has/had this disease. Using research you gathered when completing your discussion assignment, complete this questionnaire with this fictitious patient’s information to determine clues to the outbreak.
- Write a 1- to 2-page paper in which you present a hypothesis on how this outbreak could have been prevented. What prevention techniques have you learned about in the course materials and your discussions with your classmates that could have averted this outbreak?
Your paper must be 3–4 pages in length (including the questionnaire). Include evidence or information from at least two credible external sources and follow APA style for formatting and citation.
Your textbook and supplemental reading material may be used as a reference. The APA format for your text is as follows:
Nelson, K. E. (2014). Infectious disease epidemiology (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Principles of epidemiology in public health practice: Self-study course (3rd ed.). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.