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    Cases of Campylobacter infection were reported in Jones County last summer. In the previous summer, less than five cases were reported. The majority of the cases were found in children who had participated in a summer camp, where the activities included swimming at the camps swimming pool and canoeing in the river. Classify this outbreak in epidemiological terms. Include an analysis of the possible mode of transmission and type of disease caused. Propose a plan to prevent future outbreaks

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    This was a localized epidemic.

    Campylobacter mainly causes food borne illnesses.
    The common routes of transmission for the disease-causing bacteria are fecal-oral, person-to-person sexual contact, ingestion of contaminated food, and waterborne (drinking contaminated water).

    Given that this happened at a summer camp, possible modes of ...

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