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Rothman, K. and Greenland, S., eds. (1998). Modern Epidemiology. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven Publishers. This work describes types of epidemiological studies such as case-control studies and field methods.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control. Principles of Epidemiology: An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 2nd ed. Atlanta: Epidemiology Program Office, CDC. http:// www.phppo.cdc.gov/PHTN/catalog/pdf-file/Epi_Course.pdf. Readers with no formal training in epidemiology will find this an excellent basic introduction. Chapter 6 covers outbreak investigations.
Working Group on Foodborne Illness Control, Foodborne Illness Investigation and Control Reference Manual. Boston: Massachusetts Department of Public Health. http://www. mass.gov/dph/pdf. This is a comprehensive discussion of foodborne outbreaks, with chapter 7 examining environmental investigations in detail.
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