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

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