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Disease Detectives - How a case of MERS in England was detected, traced and treated

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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.

Disease Detectives: The role of a field logistician in international disease outbreaks

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Deploying to assist in dealing with a disease outbreak in another country can be an incredibly rewarding but also stressful and challenging experience. In this blog from our Disease Detectives series we look at what it is like to work as field logistician and to deploy anywhere in the world at 48 hours notice.

Disease Detectives: Linking the spread of Pseudomonas infection

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This blog is part of Disease Detectives, a series which showcases PHE science. How body piercings and unsafe aftercare led to a national outbreak of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. Everyday people in the UK choose to have body piercings and hopefully most …