Posted: September 17, 2013

CDC Quick Learn Lessons: Using an Epi Curve to Determine Mode of Spread


These lessons provide basic public health knowledge and skills specifically related to the development and use of an epidemic curve to determine the progression of a disease outbreak or other health-related event over time. This graph is a critical tool for epidemiologists, clinicians, and other health professionals who need to recognize and understand the patterns of disease development in a population for the purposes of disease surveillance and public health prevention initiatives.


Public Health, Population Health, Epidemiology, Public Health Sciences


Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)