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What types of surveillance exist?

Surveillance is key to detecting disease outbreaks. In this step Oliver Morgan (World Health Organization) presents an overview of different types of surveillance, data sources and how epidemic intelligence data …

Top 5 Resources

This step lays out key readings for this week introducing outbreaks in LMICs and perspectives on disease outbreaks. The Daily Good. 2011. Infographic: The deadliest disease outbreaks in history. Available …

Summary of Week 1

We have now reached the end of Week 1. By now you should have a clearer understanding of what outbreaks are and why they matter. Next week we will look …

Logistics and Security Specialist

In this step, Megan Bassford, Petra Straight, and colleagues (Save the Children) outlines the importance of logisticians in outbreak response and preparedness. She will highlight nine areas in which logisticians …

Outbreaks and humanitarian crises

In this step, Francesco Checchi (LSHTM) discusses elements of epidemic preparedness and response that are critical during humanitarian emergencies. Humanitarian settings often have more frequent and more severe outbreaks than …

Social Scientist

In this step, Hana Rohan (LSHTM & UK-PHRST) explains the role of a social scientist during an outbreak. She explains how this role has evolved over time and gives examples …

Infection Prevention & Control Specialist

In this step, Emilio Hornsey (PHE & UK-PHRST) explains the role of infection prevention and control professionals and how they are involved in outbreak response, including the expertise they bring …

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Specialist

In this step, Tom Heath (Action Contre La Faim), Luca Fontana (MSF) and Pierre-Yves Oger (UNICEF) explain the role of water, sanitation and hygiene experts (WASH) in outbreak preparedness and …

Clinician

In the previous step, we presented an overview of the different roles included in the multidisciplinary teams required to control an outbreak. In this step, Soka Moses (Liberia Ministry of …

Epidemiologist

In the previous step, we learned about how clinicians are involved in outbreak preparedness and response. In this step, Hilary Bower (LSHTM and UK-PHRST) will explain the role of epidemiologists …

Microbiologist

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 …