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Applications: Outbreak Investigation

Haroutune K. Armenian

in The Case-Control Method: Design and Applications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195187113
eISBN:
9780199864898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187113.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The chapter starts with a discussion of the conditions that may lead to outbreaks of disease, such as the presence of a large proportion of susceptibles in the population. This initial overview also ... More


Investigations in Health-Care Settings

William R. Jarvis

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The term health-care setting refers to hospitals, rehabilitative centers, transitional care, ambulatory care, outpatient, private physicians' offices, free-standing clinics, dialysis centers, ... More


From Fork to Farm: Honing the Tools of Outbreak Investigation

Timothy D. Lytton

in Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226611549
eISBN:
9780226611716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226611716.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter details the investigation of a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul initially attributed to contaminated tomatoes but later traced to tainted hot peppers. The chapter examines the ... More


Investigations in Out-of-Home Child Care Settings

Ralph L. Cordell, Jonathan Kotch, and Michael Vernon

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the detection, response, and control of outbreaks in out-of-home child care facilities. Outbreaks share a number of common aspects, and planning and preparation can make ... More


Frontline Public Health: Surveillance and Field Epidemiology

Verla S. Neslund, Richard A. Goodman, and James L. Hadler

in Law in Public Health Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an overview of the legal issues relating to public health surveillance and field epidemiology. It discusses the general legal authorities for surveillance and public health ... More


Legal Considerations in Surveillance and Field Epidemiology

Verla S. Neslund, Richard A. Goodman, James L. Hadler, and James G. Hodge, Jr.

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an overview of the legal issues relating to public health surveillance and field epidemiology. It discusses the general legal authorities for surveillance and public health ... More


Recipes for Reform: Supporting Evidence-Based Food Safety Governance and Improving Private Oversight

Timothy D. Lytton

in Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226611549
eISBN:
9780226611716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226611716.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The food safety system faces two persistent challenges. First, despite steady advances in understanding the pathogens that cause foodborne illness, a great deal of uncertainty remains about the root ... More


Describing the Findings: Descriptive Epidemiology

Robert E. Fontaine and Richard A. Goodman

in Field Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195313802
eISBN:
9780199863952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses descriptive epidemiology. Field epidemiologists will either collect, or be presented with data from outbreak investigations, surveillance systems, vital statistics, or other ... More


Food Production and Processing

Tamar Lasky

in Epidemiologic Principles and Food Safety

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172638
eISBN:
9780199865727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172638.003.10
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Agricultural food production and processing is a multi-step process, typically occurring in different locations over periods of time, with numerous points in which hazards may be introduced into the ... More


101 Deadly Days: Listeria monocytogenes Associated with Mexican-Style Cheese

Laurene Mascola and S. Benson Werner

in Public Health Practice: What Works

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892761
eISBN:
9780199301515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892761.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes how a local health departmentbecame aware of a previously non-reportable serious infectious disease by having a good surveillance system and describes the epidemiologic steps ... More


Trouble in the Fields: An Introduction to the Food Safety System

Timothy D. Lytton

in Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226611549
eISBN:
9780226611716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226611716.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter relates the story of the 2011 foodborne illness outbreak caused by Listeria-infected cantaloupes from Jensen Farms to introduce the three primary components of the US food safety system: ... More


Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety

Timothy D. Lytton

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226611549
eISBN:
9780226611716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226611716.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book provides an overview of the US food safety system. It focuses on microbial contamination of food during production. Detailed case studies illustrate how deadly foodborne illness outbreaks ... More


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