Salmonella in the Caribbean

Focus on laboratory-based surveillance of Salmonella in Trinidad and Tobago in 1998–1999, leading to a case-control study of risk factors for salmonellosis, and to control measures.



  • Describe the signs and symptoms, means of diagnosis, and control of salmonellosis ;
  • Describe how Salmonella serotyping can be used in public health practice;
  • Given a disease, describe the desired characteristics of a surveillance system for that disease;
  • Discuss how the inclusion of the laboratory in the surveillance of a disease impacts the characteristics of the surveillance system and the usefulness of the data;
  • Calculate the incidence of  a disease if given the number of cases and population size;
  • Characterize a health problem by time, place, and person (e.g., perform the descriptive epidemiology);
  • Create and interpret a graph;
  • Interpret the measure of association for a case-control study.
Trinidad and Tobago
Author (s): 

Jeanette Stehr-Green

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