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CDC Uses New Emergency Response Teams To Address Zika Outbreak

Kaiser Health News/USA TODAY: CDC deploys new rapid response teams to fight Zika
“…[B]uilding on its experiences with Ebola in 2014, the [CDC] has created new rapid response teams, called CDC Emergency Response Teams (CERT), that bring expanded expertise to contain an outbreak as quickly as possible. These groups include not only epidemiologists but also scientists with backgrounds in a particular disease itself, such as Zika. In the case of Zika, entomologists, vector technicians, communications specialists, and public health scientists have been part of the teams…” (Anderson, 9/12).

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