Manual - Outbreak Investigation Training

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This document is part of the Outbreak Investigation Training toolkit.

The guidance and materials provided in the Outbreak Investigation Training toolkit are intended to support Member States in training national and local personnel from public health institutions and other sectors mandated to detect and respond to events with potential impact on human health. Likewise, to contribute to the improvement of protocols and procedures for outbreak investigation.

This document is based on the outbreak investigation training experience of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in the Region of the Americas. These materials should be adapted to the situation of each Member State, its needs, current capacity and available resources. Although most of the materials offered here relate to the investigation of and response to public health events of infectious origin, the same principles and methods can also be applied to other types of risk.

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