The Center for Science, Technology, & Security Policy (CSTSP) addresses national & international security policy issues through collaborations of scientists, engineers, policy experts, & professionals.
BMENA Case Study - Investigation of a community outbreak of typhoid fever associated with drinking water
This case study is based on an article that analyzes an outbreak of suspected typhoid fever in a rural village in Pakistan. This case study has been designed to train participants in identifying, assessing, managing, and communicating biological risks associated with human sample collection; human pathogens; ethical and safety considerations in environmental epidemiology; disadvantaged and/or low-literacy human subjects; and strategies for ethical, safe, and secure collaborations between NGOs and non-academic partners.
The primary risk areas that this case study addresses are:
- Human subjects protection in low-literacy and impoverished communities
- Safe and ethical collaboration with non-academic organizations and actors
- Biosafety in the field and in the laboratory
- Ethical obligations of researchers to human subjects
- Misuse of research results
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