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Case Study: Foodborne Illness Outbreak
This case study illustrates how medical algorithms can be successfully integrated into the clinical decision making process to achieve quicker and more accurate results. Upon waking on Tuesday morning, Bob Jones knew something was wrong. He was seeing double and felt dizzy. He noticed that his eyelids were drooping. His stomach hurt as well, and he developed diarrhea. When he called his family doctor to figure out what was going on, he noticed it was difficult to speak clearly.
These Epidemiologic Case Studies are based on historical events and include epidemiologic methods that were practiced at the time. Given the historical nature of this content, the methods that are referenced on this site may be outdated practices in some settings. As some of the practices are still used, they continue to offer educational value.
These regulations set standards that must be met. Testing procedures are designed to pick up problems before products get to the market. When we get ill as a result of eating food, it is usually because of poor practice somewhere along the line.