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Disease outbreaks today

Disease outbreaks are caused by different pathogens with different transmission pathways. Watch Jimmy Whitworth and Zabulon Yoti explain this more.

In the previous step, you learned about the history of outbreaks globally and their impact. In this step, Jimmy Whitworth (LSHTM) and Zabulon Yoti (World Health Organization) explain the drivers of outbreaks today, including how to categorize them based on their source or how they are transmitted. This step also introduces how research can be included as a component of outbreak response and some of the challenges associated with outbreak response and preparedness.

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Disease Outbreaks in Low and Middle Income Countries

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