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Incidents and outbreak management 

Incidents and outbreak management
Incidents and outbreak management

Sam Ghebrehewet

and Alex G. Stewart

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date: 20 April 2018

Communicable disease outbreak investigation is one of the key health protection functions. The investigation of environmental situations and incidents is also a developing area in the field. This chapter takes an all-hazard approach to cover the general principles and practice of incident and outbreak investigation and management in all three domains of health protection (communicable disease control, emergency response, and environmental public health). It includes: the key definitions and steps in investigation of incidents and outbreaks; the practical approaches to managing incidents and outbreaks; the steps and processes in the investigation and control of emergency response and environmental public health incidents; and the overall approach to public health risk assessment in all three domains.

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