Featured Article Quiz #5: "Usage and Data Collection Patterns for a Novel Web-Based Foodborne-Disease Surveillance System"

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Available to NEHA members only, the JEH Quiz, offered six times per calendar year through the Journal of Environmental Health, is a convenient tool for self-assessment and an easily accessible means to accumulate continuing-education (CE) credits toward maintaining your NEHA credentials.

It's a simple process....

1. Read the featured article carefully.

2. Select the correct answer to each JEH Quiz question.

3. a) Complete the online quiz at www.neha.org (click on "Continuing Education"),

b) Fax the quiz to (303) 691-9490, or

c) Mail the completed quiz to JEH Quiz, NEHA, 720 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 970-S, Denver, CO 80246.

Be sure to include your name and membership number!

4. One CE credit will be applied to your account with an effective date of March 1, 2006 (first day of issue).

5. Check your continuing-education account online at www.neha.org.

6. You're on your way to earning CE hours!

Quiz deadline: June 1, 2006

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1. How many deaths does CDC estimate occur annually in the United States from foodborne illnesses?

a. 1,000.

b. 5,000.

c. 15,000.

2. How much are foodborne illnesses estimated to cost the United States annually?

a. $5 million.

b. $5 billion.

c. $23 billion.

3. Of the following populations, which one is not especially vulnerable?

a. Pregnant women.

b. The elderly.

c. Immunocompromised people.

d. Young adults.

4. How many illnesses does CDC estimate occur annually in the United States from foodborne illnesses?

a. 25 million.

b. 51 million.

c. 76 million.

5. What is the typical pathway of a foodborne-illness report?

a. Individual becomes ill[right arrow] seeks medical attention[right arrow] doctor contacts local health department (LHD)[right arrow] LHD investigates[right arrow] LHD puts report into state tally[right arrow] CDC receives state reports.

b. Individual becomes ill[right arrow] calls LHD[right arrow] LHD investigates[right arrow] LHD puts report into state tally[right arrow] CDC receives state reports.

c. Individual becomes ill[right arrow] calls CDC[right arrow] CDC investigates[right arrow] CDC puts report into state tally.

d. …