Boots on the Ground: CDC's Elite Disease Detectives
Disease detectives with the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service stand ready to respond to public health emergencies around the world. Skilled at conducting outbreak investigations, research, and surveillance, these frontline public health officers track the first appearance of an infectious disease, trail food-borne illnesses to their source, and try to explain unusual patterns of cancer in a community. The CDC director is joined by two disease detectives to explain how they protect global health security in the face of new and chronic diseases, natural and man-made disasters, and occupational and environmental health threats.
Festival: 2014

Watch and Listen: Health

At the moment they feel most vulnerable, patients and family members typically find themselves in impersonal hospital... See more
Over the past decade, coalitions in about a dozen countries have embraced initiatives based on a desired outcome in... See more
How can we create a new roadmap for “higher health?" Based on the latest findings in both mainstream and... See more
Medical tourism, once a cost-only issue, has evolved over the past 10 years to meet the changing expectations of those... See more
“In My Shoes” gives participants license to step into the shoes of strangers and experience the world from that very... See more
During the Ebola crisis, strong grassroots relationships and homegrown leadership made the difference between life and... See more