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The Disease Detectives Stop Outbreaks at Their Source

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After two category 5 hurricanes hit the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2017, the immediate aftermath left buildings destroyed and neighborhoods flooded.

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But another, less visible, threat left local health officials very concerned.Watch the video from Great Big Story for more info:

After traces of the bacterial infection leptospirosis were found on the island of Saint Croix, officials called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for assistance.

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Enter the Disease Detectives. Formally known as officers at the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), these teams of specialists are deployed around the world to track down the origin of a disease and help contain it.