Prior to beginning work on this discussion, please read Chapter 3 of the course textbook and the Roueché (2014) article Eleven Blue MenLinks to an external site. followed by the CDC’s Lesson 6: Investigating an Outbreak: Section 2: Steps of an Outbreak InvestigationLinks to an external site.. The true story of the eleven blue men by Berton Roueché is one of the staple readings for many who begin the study public health and epidemiology. The story takes place in late 1944 and centers upon eleven men who, aside from their breakfast location, have little to do with one another. However, what makes this story unique and of interest still today is that it highlights the speed and importance of a proper epidemiologic investigation.
After reading, answer the following questions:
Describe the 13 steps of an outbreak investigation and connect them to this particular event in 1944.
That is, for each step highlight where in the event a particular step occurred.
Assess and draw the epidemic curve for this incident.
Identify the type of curve it represents.
Display the image.
Calculate and state the incubation period for the illness affecting the eleven blue men.
Identify three questions that Dr. Greenberg asked the patients.
Identify three questions that Dr. Pellitteri asked the patients.
Identify three questions that the epidemiologists asked the Eclipse Cafeteria employees.
Identify the culprit.
Identify what about these men was unique when compared to the other people who ate in the cafeteria that day.
Provide at least two additional questions you would have liked the investigators to have asked the patients or employees.
Explain why you feel these questions would have helped.
The Eleven Blue Men assignment
Must be two to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA StyleLinks to an external site. as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft WordLinks to an external site. resource.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper in bold font
Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.
Name of institution (The University of Arizona Global Campus)
Course name and number
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic VoiceLinks to an external site. resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & ConclusionsLinks to an external site. and Writing a Thesis StatementLinks to an external site., refer to the Writing Center resources.
Must use at least the Roueché (2014) article in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible SourcesLinks to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view Quick and Easy Library ResearchLinks to an external site. tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your PaperLinks to an external site. guide.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References ListLinks to an external site. resource in the Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading RubricLinks to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.