Acute Unexplained Jaundice in Rural Kenya

Investigation of an outbreak of acute unexplained jaundice that turned out to be aflatoxicosis.  A straightforward outbreak investigation that follows the standard steps, but with a bit of a twist because of its environmental rather than infectious cause.

 

Objectives

  • Draw an epidemic curve
  • Discuss the steps of an outbreak investigation
  • Develop and apply a case definition for a field investigation
  • Discuss the possible sources of controls for a case-control study
  • Describe the relationship among epidemiologic, laboratory, and environmental components of a field investigation
Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
Kenya
Year: 
2013
Author (s): 

Richard Dicker

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