Epidemic curves are a visual representation of the onset of cases in an outbreak. In this video Dr Greg Martin explains how to interpret and epidemic curve for point source outbreaks, common source outbreaks and propagated outbreaks. Epidemiologists and public health professionals use epi-curves (or epidemic / epidemiological) curves to better understand infectious disease outbreaks.
This video was created with support from the University of Notre Dame. Find out more about their program here: http://ntrda.me/2btUrXb
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