Plague Hunters: Disease Detectives at Work

They hunt down the organisms that cause many of our most feared diseases — Ebola, SARS, HIV — and work to prevent bioterrorist attacks. They are the Epidemic Intelligence Service — the "disease detectives" deployed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate infectious disease outbreaks around the world. We get an inside look at the service and the work its agents do.

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