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Investigation of Outbreaks: Epidemiology.
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PMID:  23150390     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease create high levels of public anxiety and media interest and inevitably consume a great deal of public health resources. Investigations should begin as early as possible in order to rapidly identify suspected sources of infection, control the outbreak and prevent further cases occurring. The investigations should be coordinated by an outbreak control team who work collaboratively within local/national/international public health guidelines and with clear terms of reference. The actions carried out by epidemiologists when investigating community-, hospital-, or travel-associated outbreaks are comprehensively outlined in this chapter. The microbiological and environmental actions that complement this work are discussed in the accompanying chapters.
Authors:
Carol Joseph
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)     Volume:  954     ISSN:  1940-6029     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Mol. Biol.     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214969     Medline TA:  Methods Mol Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  73-86     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Independent Consultant, Formally of the Health Intection Agency, 61 Colindate Avenue, London, NW9 SEQ, UK, cajoseph75@hotmail.com.
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