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Name ____________________________ Worksheet 6 – Investigating an Outbreak On August 31, 2005 a small Red Cross Shelter in Texas began accepting displaced persons from Louisiana and Mississippi who lost their homes as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The shelter accepted a shipment of donated food and water from a supermarket warehouse to care for these people. On September 1, three shelter residents complained of diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and low-grade fever. They insist that they want to travel to a relative’s home in Texas. The shelter director is skeptical about letting them go and calls you, an epidemiologist at the CDC, for advice. 1. List at least four questions (or types of questions) you ask these three shelter residents. 2. Would you advise the shelter director to allow these people to leave? Why or why not? 3. You travel to the shelter with a team of epidemiologists. When you arrive on September 2, there are 200 people at the shelter, 50% from New Orleans, LA and 50% from Biloxi, MS. Additional people are sick, so
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course PUBLIC HEA 832:335 taught by Professor Schneider during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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