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Microbiologists and Outbreak Preparedness

In this step, Martin Antonio (MRC) explains how microbiologists are involved in outbreak preparedness and response. He explains how microbiologists may be alerted to an outbreak, and the initial steps …

Course acknowledgements

Many thanks from the course team. Lead Educator: Jimmy Whitworth Educators: Adrienne Testa, Maryirene Ibeto, Hilary Bower, Jillian Murray Course initiation and content design: Hilary Bower, Olivier le Polain, Cathy …

Next steps

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with over 4000 students and more than 1000 …

Ending remarks for the course

Thank you for participating in the course “Disease Outbreaks in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”. In this final video, Jimmy Whitworth gives a brief summary of the last three weeks and …

Summary of Week 3

We have now reached the end of Week 3 and the conclusion of the course. Thank you for participating in the discussions and case studies. By now you should have …

Top 5 Resources

LSHTM. 2019. Infographic: Which interventions are used in disease outbreak response? Available from: https://moocs.lshtm.ac.uk/disease_outbreak_intervention/ LSHTM. Emergency and epidemic data kit. Available from: https://opendatakit.lshtm.ac.uk/edk/ Surveillance Outbreak Response Management System. Digital solutions …

Outbreaks are here to stay

Outbreaks continue to happen despite improvements in our abilities to prepare for and respond to them. In this step, Jimmy Whitworth (LSHTM) describes the drivers of new outbreaks; outlines new …

Disease Outbreak Response in the Future

In this article, Catherine Houlihan (LSHTM) describes the development and roles of innovations and technologies in outbreak preparedness and response. Including data collection, analysis and modelling; microbiology; and clinical trials …

Outbreak response: Microbiologist

In this step, Martin Antonio (MRC) outlines the key activities of microbiologists during an outbreak response. He explains what tools are needed in a laboratory to respond to an outbreak …

Outbreak Response: The Role of a Social Scientist

Hana Rohan (LSHTM & UK-PHRST) outlines some of the specific activities social scientists can perform during an outbreak response. She gives details about the tools used; their main collaborators; and …

Outbreak response: Epidemiologist

In Step 1.13, we learned about the role of epidemiologists in outbreak control. In this step, Hilary Bower (LSHTM and UK-PHRST) will elaborate on the specific activities and interventions that …