Who is involved in controlling disease outbreaks?
Controlling outbreaks involves multidisciplinary teams with specific expertise in investigation, prevention and control of infectious diseases.
- Social Scientists
- Infection Prevention & Control Specialists
- Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Specialists
- Logistics and Security
Coordination of multidisciplinary teams is critical to ensure outbreak preparedness and response is: effective, coherent, comprehensive and efficient.
Usually an experienced member is the Team Leader with responsibility for co-ordinating the response.