Managing an outbreak is in the curriculum.
Any microbiologist practising in the NHS needs to know how to manage an outbreak. Influenza and norovirus outbreaks are frequent in winter months. We also get to see outbreaks of C difficile, multiresistant Pseudomonas, Legionella (rare, of course!), Campylobacter, pertussis – to name a few.
Managing each outbreak is different based on the pathogen involved, but there are some standard procedures which every trainee must know.
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