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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 #6: Meningococcal Meningitis Outbreak
Case study #6: Meningococcal meningitis outbreak

You are a physician practicing in Benton County. Benton County is a sparsely populated, rural county of 9,000 people in northwestern Indiana. The location of the county seat and your private practice is in Fowler. Fowler is a town of 2,500. Most of the people in Benton County have small farms.

The county commissioners asked you to be the health officer of Benton County because you are the only physician ...

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