Epidemic Intelligence Service

Epidemic Intelligence Service

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is a program of the United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Established in 1951, due to biological warfare concerns arising from the Korean War, it has become a hands-on two-year postgraduate training program in epidemiology, with a focus on field work. It is now run through the CDC's Office of Workforce and Career Development. Persons participating in the program, popularly called "disease detectives," are called "EIS Officers" by the CDC and have been dispatched to investigate possible epidemics, due to both natural and artificial causes, including anthrax, hantavirus, and West Nile virus in the United States and Ebola in Uganda and Zaire. For the duration of their service, EIS officers are assigned to operational branches within the CDC as the result of a highly competitive matching process (traditionally the foodborne & diarrheal branch, under Robert Tauxe has been considered the plum posting).show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135884425
  • 9786135884425