Comments for The Making of the Disease Detectives, Or the Case of the Nutty Dish

Caption: Disease Detective Badge, Credit: CDC

Produced by Philip Graitcer

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Summary: They’re called disease detectives – the nation’s medical eyes and ears on the lookout for disease outbreaks and bioterror attacks. They’re the Epidemic Intelligence Service officers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They go all over the world to handle outbreaks of measles, malaria, and even Ebola. Each July, 70 new trainees become EIS Officers. Join two rookies as they learn to become disease detectives by solving the case of the nutty dish.

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Wonderful story

Really great piece - brings the study of new infectious diseases to life. Very easy to listen to. And very relevant.