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How do you manage an epidemic on the ground? Episode 8 of WVU Coronavirus podcast out now

How do you manage an epidemic on the ground? Episode 8 of WVU Coronavirus podcast out now

How do you handle an epidemic unfolding on-the-ground, and how do you handle cultural and language barriers? How do you know when an epidemic starts to wind down? In the eighth episode of "WVU and the Coronavirus," we talk to Dr. Diane Gross. She’s an adjunct professor of Epidemiology and Public Health Practice at West Virginia University’s School of Public Health.

The episode is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. A transcript is available on the show page.

Dr. Gross was on-the-ground in 2015 in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak. She’s also served as a senior epidemiologist in the High Threat Pathogens unit for the World Health Organization (WHO), and currently works with the Monongalia County Health Department’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this interview-driven series, “WVU and the Coronavirus” will examine what we already know about COVID-19, find out the latest information about the virus, explore how RNA viruses like coronaviruses work, and learn how the University community has responded to the global pandemic.

Written by Stacey Elza, Wendy Holdren and David Ryan. Narrated by David Ryan. Sound mixed by Sean Hines.

For more information or to listen now, visit the “WVU and the Coronavirus” show page.

Additionally, find COVID-19 resources with general information and specific details related to populations such as students, faculty and staff, researchers, healthcare providers or the general public. Other resources, including a quick reference fact sheet, videos, social media graphics, field experts, media contact information and more are also available.

Visit and the WVUToday Media Center.

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