OverviewOutbreak Investigations Around the World is a collection of 19 case studies ' some never before published ' that uncover the details of actual infectious disease outbreaks from within the U.S. and around the world. Each case study is retold by the investigator who recalls the critical issues considered along the way. Investigators share valuable lessons learned, providing exceptional and unique educational value to each of the chapters. Some of the most interesting investigations included in the text are: Legionnaires' pneumonia in Philadelphia, The beginning of the AIDS epidemic, The anthrax investigations in New York City, A cluster of pork tapeworm infections in Orthodox Jews, An Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Africa, A syphilis outbreak associated with an internet chat room, and A deadly hepatitis B outbreak in an Israeli hospital. Ideal as a primary or complementary text for courses in epidemiology, public health, infectious diseases, microbiology, or emergency preparedness, these case studies will bring to life the classic functions of field epidemiology and the application of epidemiological methods to unexpected health problems that require fast, on-site investigation and timely intervention. This text could also serve as a valuable reference for public health investigators and officials seeking insight and review of this critical area of epidemiology.