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Establish the Existence of an Outbreak - consider severity, potential for spread, publich concern, and availability of resources.

  1. Expected # of cases for the area - use records as health dept., hospital records, death records, physician records, doctor survey to determine expected # for the area in a given time.
  2. Other factors in play - numbers may exceed normal due to factors such as better reporting, seasonal fluctuations, population changes.