Publisher description for Inside the outbreaks : the elite medical detectives of the epidemic intelligence service / Mark Pendergrast.


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Since its founding in 1951, the Epidemic Intelligence Service has waged war on every imaginable ailment. When an epidemic hits, the EIS will be there to crack the case, however mysterious or deadly, saving countless lives in the process. Over the years they have successfully battled polio, cholera, and smallpox, to name a few, and in recent years have turned to the epidemics killing us now-smoking, obesity, and gun violence among them._
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The successful EIS model has spread internationally: former EIS officers on the staff of the Centers for Disease Control have helped to establish nearly thirty similar programs around the world. EIS veterans have gone on to become leaders in the world of public health in organizations such as the World Health Organization._
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Inside the Outbreaks takes readers on a riveting journey through the history of this remarkable organization, following Epidemic Intelligence Service officers on their globetrotting quest to eliminate the most lethal and widespread threats to the world’s health.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Centers for Disease Control (U.S.). -- Epidemic Intelligence Service -- Popular works.
Epidemiology -- Popular works.
Epidemiologists -- United States -- Popular works.
Centers for Disease Control (U.S.). -- Epidemic Intelligence Service.
Communicable Disease Control -- history -- United States.
Epidemiology -- history -- United States.
History, 20th Century -- United States.
United States Government Agencies -- United States.