Through all our COVID-19 efforts, we strive to make a difference within and for Georgia’s communities. Read about the latest ECRC news and featured projects.

MMWR: Proactive COVID-19 Testing to Prevent Further Infection
Sep 18, 2020  -  Highlights

Emory University researchers, in collaboration with Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH), have found that testing for COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) before cases were known to occur resulted in lower overall COVID-19 cases. The results of the study were recently published in CDC’s MMWR Early Release report.

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Emory EPI Responds: Students at the Fulton County Board of Health
Jul 15, 2020  -  Blog

The Confounder Team spoke with three of the Emory EPI students working with the Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH) COVID response efforts. These students are directly engaged in front line epidemiology work, employing analytic and communication strategies to understand COVID’s impact on the local community and put together reports for the public

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Experts focus on ‘superspreaders’ to study virus transmission
Jul 5, 2020  -  Highlights

As businesses reopen and cases across several states in the U.S. and across the world surge, experts worry that “superspreaders,” a small percentage of infected people are transmitting the virus to a much larger percent, could be fueling the pandemic. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Ben Lopman, an epidemiology professor at Emory University’s Rollins School of […]

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