Chapter 13: Solve the Outbreak – The CDC Game


  • Discuss the term outbreak and its relation to disease control
  • Describe international health organizations such as WHO and Doctors Without Borders and local health organizations such as CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
  • Discover the attitudes and proficiencies needed to be a proper disease detective
  • Discuss risks that can lead to increased chances of contracting disease
  • Learn about the epidemiological process of solving outbreaks
  • Describe attack rate and discover how to calculate it

“Transparency is critical in public health and epidemics; laypeople become either effective force-multipliers or stubborn walls.”

K. Naliaka