BOOK BEING USED: Epidemiology for Public Health 5th
Ed by Robert H. Friis & Thomas A. Sellers
With record to the November 2014, Ebola
crisis in the United States, do you think the public health and medical
professional invoke in the Ebola cluster investigation followed people
protocol? If so, what best practices
were used? If not, what could have been
done differently? (350 words)
Remember to site references
Give additional criteria on approaches used
for public health and medical professionals used during the US Ebola cluster investigations.
strong references. (350 words)
from the professor:
“Please do not denigrate one study for another,
we would not mock a screw driver for not being a hammer. We have to consider the purpose of the study and
the context of the disease.
Epidemiologist Study Deign – Overview in 10
Observation verses Experimental
Key differences * watch last***
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data and electronic medical records. International journal of hygiene and
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A. M., Olawale, T., Stensvold, C. R., Kurtzhals, J. A., & König, B. (2015).
Epidemiological study of the association between malaria and helminth
infections in Nigeria. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene,92(3),
J. (2015). Epidemiological and statistical considerations for interpreting and
communicating oncology clinical trials. The Veterinary Journal.