PHE centres see some illnesses regularly and have well-rehearsed processes in place. But some diseases are more unusual than others, for which we must be well prepared. This blog looks at how a case of MERS in England was detected, traced and treated.
Roberto Vivancos is a Consultant Medical Epidemiologist working with Public Health England. He has over 12-years of experience in the field of health protection and has led the management and control of numerous outbreaks of infection and the public health response in a number of chemical incidents. Roberto Vivancos is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Liverpool and has an interest in researching the transmission pathways of infection, and epidemiological methods to improve surveillance and outbreak investigation.