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How the disease detectives on front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic track an outbreak

16 Mar 2020

The health workers who raced to try to track the virus before it exploded are trained by the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service.

With any infectious disease, finding out how the pathogen spreads and who has been exposed is a crucial part of the health response. Across the country, as the coronavirus outbreak grows, disease detectives are on those front lines, investigating the threat, tracking down those who may have come into contact with a COVID-19 infected person, and collecting as much data on this novel illness as possible. And before they go out into the field, these disease detectives are trained at the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Program.


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