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Part 1: Surveillance Overview
Part 2: Outbreak Investigations
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Part 2: Outbreak Investigations

This lesson examines the current standard practice and problems of outbreak investigations and explores opportunities to improve outbreak investigations.

Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • State two primary purposes of outbreak investigations.
  • Identify two primary ways of detecting outbreaks.
  • Explain collaboration and its importance during outbreak investigation.
  • Describe the standard practice of outbreak investigations.
  • Identify typical problems of outbreak investigations.
  • Describe the importance of molecular subtyping in outbreak investigations.
  • Identify opportunities to improve outbreak investigations.

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