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EIS officer (PhD) checking water quality during a flood — Tennessee

EIS in the News


The 2014 EIS Conference generated the following media coverage.

Disease Detective: Tracing Infection Back to Your Seafood
National Geographic
May 9, 2014

New Orthopoxvirus Discovered
Science magazine
May 9, 2014

New Poxvirus Found
Nature magazine
May 8, 2014

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EIS officer (MD) swabbing sheep for newly discovered pox virus — Republic of Georgia

Brand New Smallpox-Related Virus Emerges In Country Of Georgia
Huffington Post
May 5, 2014

Bioterror Threat? New Smallpox-Related Virus Raises Alarms
Yahoo News
May 4, 2014

Bioterror Threat? New Smallpox-Related Virus Raises Alarms
Live Science
May 2, 2014

Smallpox Cousin Infects People in Georgia
Guardian Liberty Voice
May 2, 2014

New Virus Related To Smallpox Is Found In Republic Of Georgia 
May 1, 2014
This article additionally ran on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s website and on KPBS in San Diego.

CDC reports 3 human cases caused by new orthopoxvirus
University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
May 1, 2014

CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference Dissects Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak
Food Safety News
May 1, 2014

New Smallpox-Like Virus Discovered
May 1, 2014

Last remaining smallpox samples await destruction, but scientists plea for reprieve
The Independent (UK)
May 2, 2014

In praise of CDC's heroic 'disease detectives'
Fox News
April 30, 2014

CDC Disease Detectives Using New Software Tool in Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak  (published CDC EpiInfo press release)
Imperial Valley News
April 30, 2014

Backyard Chickens Linked to Salmonella Outbreaks, CDC Says
NBC News
April 29, 2014

CDC 'disease detectives' probing overdose data to help R.I. stem mounting fatalities
Providence Journal
April 17, 2014

Malaria cases reach 40-year high in U.S.
Vaccine News Daily
February 4, 2014

Premature infants on parenteral nutrition among the casualties in zinc shortage
Family Practice News
January 17, 2014

Former EIS Officer receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Hemodialysis
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
January 31, 2014



CAPT Douglas Hamilton, EIS program staff epidemiologist, discusses Warner Bros. movie Contagion.



Killer Outbreaks 
Animal Planet (Discovery Communications, LLC.)


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