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

EIS in the News

Ebola Response in the Media

What You Bring When You're Going into an Ebola Outbreak
EIS officer Rebecca Merrill describes what supplies she packed for her deployment to Liberia.
Time Magazine
August 12, 2014

Inside the CDC's Emergency Operations Center Tackling Ebola
Time Magazine
August 9, 2014

CDC's disease detectives face dangerous but fulfilling task
EIS alum, Dr. Seema Yasmin, talks about the dangerous but rewarding work of being an EIS officer.
The Dallas Morning News
August 2, 2014

CDC 'disease detective' talks about challenges of fighting spread of Ebola virus
The Washington Post
August 1, 2014

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

Stories about EIS Officers on CDC 24/7

Disease Detective: Rebecca
EIS officer leaves for West Africa with communication equipment to assist in efforts to improve health messaging at the community level.
August 13, 2014

Disease Detective: Meredith
EIS officer talks about her first encounter with an Ebola patient during her second tour of duty helping fight Ebola in West Africa.
August 12, 2014

Disease Detective: Greg
EIS alum helps with contact tracing, a task vital to controlling the Ebola virus.
August 12, 2014

Disease Detective: Kelsey
EIS officer tells about her work as a CDC disease detective responding to the Ebola outbreak.
August 11, 2014

Disease Detective: Leisha
EIS officer educated people in West Africa to recognize new cases and prevent spread of Ebola.
August 11, 2014

2014 EIS Conference in the News

CDC 'disease detective' talks about challenges of fighting spread of Ebola virus
The Washington Post
August 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Smallpox-Like Virus Discovered
Newser
May 1, 2014

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

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

Other News

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

Killer Outbreaks series
Animal Planet series features CDC Disease Detectives
Discovery Communications, LLC.

CDC's Disease Detectives — Contagion, the Movie: Hollywood's Take on Disease Detectives

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

Could the movie "Contagion" really happen?
WABC-TV New York, NY
September 15, 2011

"Contagion" shines light on real-life 'disease detectives'
The Washington Post
September 13, 2011

CDC: Contagion movie plot is possible
CBS Atlanta (WGCL-TV)
September 12, 2011

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