When hospitals diagnose certain infectious diseases they notify the CDC in their state. I had the honor of being one of the only cases of Dengue ever reported by a Maine resident in Maine. Two weeks after I visited Togus hospital in Augusta, I was called by Megan Kelley. Megan is an epidemiologist who works in Augusta and the Rockland branch of the CDC.
|Rockland branch of the CDC|
|Headquarters of the Maine CDC, Augusta|
I spoke at the headquarters of the CDC in Augusta. They were having a symposium on this day and asked me to talk about the project. After being stuck behind buses on the ride from Rockland to Augusta, and setting up during a fire drill, I gave a short PowerPoint presentation to the attendees.
Below is a link to my presentation. It is on the online service SlideShare (a spin-off from LinkedIn).
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