CDC: Live Twitter chats 9/16 & 9/19 about real-life disease detectives

You’ve heard about Contagion; now get the facts about outbreak investigations from real-life CDC disease detectives. Find out how CDC would control an outbreak, and what really happens when CDC disease detectives are tracking diseases.

On Friday, September 16th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT, CDC expert Dr. Jennifer McQuiston will join us for a live Twitter chat so you can learn first-hand how CDC investigates deadly diseases and protects people against their spread.

Then on Monday, September 19th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT, you can talk with some of CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers. Kate Winslet plays an EIS officer in Contagion – learn more about what it’s like to really be one!

We want YOU to join the conversation! Using your Twitter account, go to CDC’s Twitter page, and follow #CDCcontagion during the chat. If you can’t participate during the event, you can still submit questions in advance on Twitter to @CDCgov (include the #CDCcontagion hashtag), or on CDC’s Facebook page at any time before the event. If you need more information about Twitter, here’s the link.

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