As you know, epidemiology is the study of the distribution and
determinants of disease frequency in humans and the
application of this study to control health problems. Which types
of activities do epidemiologists perform.
Measures of Disease Frequency
Solve the Mystery Epidemic
The following data relate to an unusual
episode that actually occurred.
Describe the epidemiologic features of this
episode. For example, the overall mortality
rate was 68.2%
Based on the descripti
Daniel M. Avery, Jr, MD
Community & Rural Medicine
College of Community Health
Uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells
Triggered by mutations of the signals
that control cell division
OUTBREAK IN THE US
What is monkey pox?
Monkey pox is a rare viral disease that
occurs mostly in central and western Africa.
It is called monkey pox because it was
first found in 1958 in laboratory monkey
How we view the world.
Pessimist: The glass is half
Optimist: The glass is half full.
Epidemiologist: As compared to
"The worst taught course in Medical school."
RR = 1.34
Standardization of Rates
0 - 29
30 - 59
Measures of Comparison
Stages of Disease
Susceptibility Presymptomatic Clinical Disease Disability Death / Cure
Oswego County, New York
Read Chapter 1
Approach and Evolution of
Multistate Outbreak of
Infections Linked to Foster
Farms Brand Chicken
As of December 18, 2013, a total of
416 persons infected with seven
outbreak strains o
Module 3: Epidemiology Theory Assignment
Each virus or bacteria has specific traits and can be characterized by a mode of
transmission, an incubation period, a period of communicability, and a proportion of
subclinical cases. (Fenner, 1996) The chain of i
Module 2: History vs. Achievements Assignment
The methodical and comprehensive investigational techniques utilized by John
Snow regarding the cholera outbreaks in mid to late 1800s have extended far beyond
Broad Street and well into the 21th Century. Dr.