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Case Studies in Public and Community Health presents 14 classroom-tested case study scenarios, including background information and discussion questions. The overall purpose of the book is to help students understand that public health practice occurs in a social content, and is subject to all the complexities of a social environment. The book can be used as a textbook supplement to Jo Fairbanks William H Wiese's,The Public Health Primer (SAGE, 1997); it can also be used on its own, or as a supplement to other textbooks in the field.

Case Study #3: The Hantavirus Outbreak
Case study #3: The hantavirus outbreak

You are an epidemiologist for the New Mexico Department of Health. It is late spring, 1993. Just as you are leaving for lunch, the telephone rings. The caller is the medical investigator from the area in northwestern New Mexico where four state boundaries come together, known as the Four Corners area. He has an incredible story to tell you.

“Hello, my name ...

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