- Define what an outbreak is and describe how to identify one.
- Recognize how to use surveillance and other data sources to detect outbreaks.
- Describe routine enteric disease surveillance activities.
The first step in an outbreak investigation is to establish the existence of an outbreak. Watch the video below to learn what an outbreak is, and common ways to identify one. Be sure to answer the questions that appear throughout the video and start the case study after completing the video. Resources related to this step are available at the bottom of the page.
Now that you know how to establish the existence of an outbreak, let’s apply it to the case scenario below.
- Initial Foodborne Illness Investigation – Tennessee CoE (Go to Online Course)
- Key Points for Creating a Foodborne Complaint System – Minnesota CoE (Go to Guidance Document)
- Foodborne Illness: What Problem? – Florida CoE (Go to Video)
- Introduction to Outbreak Investigation – Washington CoE (Go to Recorded Webinar)