Outbreak of Group A Pharyngitis in Louisiana

Investigation of an outbreak of Streptococcal pharyngitis traced to foodborne transmission at a school banquet. Case study requires use of Epi Info and two small data files.

 

Objectives:

  • Define the terms cluster, outbreak, and epidemic;
  • List the steps of an outbreak investigation;
  • Create a case definition and explain its importance in an outbreak investigation;
  • List five types of information to include in an outbreak questionnaire;
  • Draw, interpret, and describe the value of an epidemic curve;
  • Calculate food-specific attack rates and risk ratio
  • Use EPI INFO to perform basic descriptive analysis and cross-tabulations of epidemiologic data.

 

Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1994
Author (s): 

Jeanette Stehr-Green and Richard Dicker

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