Posted: August 26, 2013

CDC Quick Learn Lessons: Using an Epi Curve to Determine Most Likely Period of Exposure

Description

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.

Keywords

Public Health, Population Health, Epidemiology, Public Health Sciences

Authors

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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