What Two Epidemic Intelligence Service Trainees Learned From Solving The Case Of 'The Nutty Dish'
"We begin this week with a story about disease detectives, the nation's medical eyes and ears, looking for everything from a new strain of flu to the Ebola virus. They are the first line of defense on the lookout for disease outbreaks, bioterror attacks, and changing trends in chronic disease. The Epidemic Intelligence Service is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and each July, some 70 new trainees join the epidemic intelligence service to become EIS officers. Part of their training involves reviewing and investigating old outbreak cases. This is the tale of how two rookies learned how to become disease detectives by solving the case of the nutty dish."