新冠病毒催生加州“新职业”:疾病侦探,需求2万名



本周我们的州长纽森(Gavin Newsom)宣布了一项加州对付新冠病毒的新举措:增加疾病侦探,Disease Detectives,需求两万名。这是在为加州复工做准备。州长说加州58个县和3个城市都有卫生部门,现在已经有大约3000名这样的追踪人员,计划在全州培训出约2万名新的疾病侦探。

该项目的启动资金为870万美元,加州官员已经确认了这些合同。该计划是加州大学旧金山分校(UCSF)、加州大学洛杉矶分校(UCLA)和加州公共卫生署(California Department of Public Health)合作,将对加州数千名居民进行追踪技术培训,比如对与COVID-19病患接触者的行踪调查,用以减缓这种病毒的传播。

培训对像包括UCSF图书管理员、评估人员、律师、退休的公共卫生专业人员和医学院的学生等。这两所大学将与加州的58个县的地方卫生部门合作,进行20小时的培训,培训内容包括:培训师现场授课,还有视频学习和测试。

资料:疾病侦探

For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of infectious and non-infectious diseases, injuries, and disabilities. CDC employs approximately 15,000 employees in more than 50 countries and in 168 occupational categories.



美国疾控中心CDC在全球超过50个国家和168个职业门类部署了大约15000名员工。

CDC works with scientists in Russia, Scandinavian countries, and other Arctic Circle regions to focus on disease concerns at the top of the globe.

CDC在北极圈也部署了疾病侦探。

The first CDC disease detectives went overseas in 1958 to Southeast Asia to investigate an epidemic of cholera and smallpox. Disease detectives are members of CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). EIS officers are doctors, epidemiologists, laboratorians, statisticians, and veterinarians. EIS is a unique two-year, on-the-job, postgraduate training program. Every year, CDC selects 70 to 80 individuals from among the nation’s top health professionals to enter the program.

CDC派驻海外的第一个疾病侦探是在1958年,到东南亚调查霍乱和天花的流行。