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Volume 14, Number 6—June 2008

Dispatch

Internet- versus Telephone-based Local Outbreak Investigations

Tista S. Ghosh*Comments to Author , Jennifer L. Patnaik*1, Nisha B. Alden*2, and Richard L. Vogt*
Author affiliations: *Tri-County Health Department, Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA;

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Table 2

Response rates for Internet-based outbreak investigations, by setting, Denver, Colorado, 2006

Outbreak setting N Response rate, %
Without follow-up telephone call After follow-up telephone call
Professional
Teacher appreciation luncheon 88 65 74
Office staff luncheon 20 60 95
Catered professional meeting 43 79 95
Household
Father’s Day barbeque 15 100 100
Child birthday pool party 21 100 100

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1Current affiliation: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.

2Current affiliation: Boulder County Public Health, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

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