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OPERATION OUTBREAK:  The Case of the Sick Swimmers

OPERATION OUTBREAK: The Case of the Sick Swimmers

This interactive case study exposes students to an outbreak investigation that occurs after a number of people visit a swim club.  The case includes 5 parts:

  1. Introduction:  Students are introduced to the characters and learn about their symptoms
  2. Hypothesis Generation
  3. Environmental Studies and Water Quality Investigation
  4. Epidemiologic Study to Test the Hypothesis
  5. Control and Prevention Measures

The case begins with a pre-assessment, and as it unfolds students are presented with "Stop and Think" questions, drag and drop activities, videos and more.

Credits:  Content obtained with permission from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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