Be a detective: Understanding disease outbreaksDOWNLOAD
March 18, 2020 - Author: Nick Babcock, Michigan State University Extension
Be a Detective: Understanding Disease Outbreaks is a lesson plan designed to provide additional resources for the Center for Disease Control’s graphic novel The Junior Disease Detectives – Operation: Outbreak. As a group, and after reading the graphic novel, participants will discuss the principles of epidemiology, common epidemiologic terms and the steps epidemiologists take to investigate a disease outbreak.
After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the steps of an outbreak investigation.
- Identify the group or groups at higher risk for variant influenza.
- Identify the source and risk factors for disease transmission in a story.
- Describe the outbreak in a story in terms of time, place and affected population