7.9 Outbreak Control Procedure

When an outbreak is suspected and confirmed, the following procedure should be followed:

  1. Confirm the existence of the outbreak
  2. Confirm the diagnosis
  3. Develop a case definition
  4. Create line listings
  5. Construct an epidemic curve
  6. Develop and test a hypothesis
  7. Implement control measures
  8. Communicate with patients/hospital personnel/develop a strategy for dealing with media
  9. Screen personnel and environment
  10. Write an outbreak report
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