When there is a new disease discovered, scientists called epidemiologists work to find out why the area or a person has a new disease, and what the health departments can do about it. From the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 epidemiologists across the world have been working to:
1. Identify the Source of the Outbreak
Covid-19 epidemiologists went into the region in China, where the new disease first appeared and conducted surveys in health facilities and the community. Throat and nose specimens gathered for lab analysis.
These Covid-19 epidemiology field investigations showed them who was infected, when they became infected, and where they had been just before they got sick—and eventually led them to a possible source.… Read More