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close this bookPublic Health Action in Emergencies Caused by Epidemics (WHO - OMS, 1986, 285 p.)
close this folder4. Procedures for epidemiological investigations
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When an epidemic occurs, it is first necessary to carry out a thorough epidemiological investigation; this is the responsibility of the emergency health service. The success of the investigation will depend on the methodical organization of operations both at central level and in the field.