An Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at a Hotel Banquet

 

Straightforward, thorough investigation of an outbreak among attendees of a company holiday dinner held at a hotel in Virginia in 2004. Case study addresses each of the steps of an outbreak investigation.

 

 

• Define cluster, outbreak, and epidemic
• List the reasons to conduct an outbreak investigation
• List the steps for an outbreak investigation
• Develop an appropriate case definition for a field investigation
• Construct and interpret an epidemic curve, and
• Describe a cohort study design and the appropriate measures of association
Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2003
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