The Disease Detectives Stop Outbreaks at Their Source

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After two category 5 hurricanes hit the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2017, the immediate aftermath left buildings destroyed and neighborhoods flooded. But another, less visible, threat left local health officials very concerned. After traces of the bacterial infection leptospirosis were found on the island of Saint Croix, officials called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for assistance. Enter the Disease Detectives. Formally known as officers at the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), these teams of specialists are deployed around the world to track down the origin of a disease and help contain it. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #CDC #Detective #Disease This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

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