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Reviews TV

Medical Investigation

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 19 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:184
  1. Birte Twisselmann (, assistant editor (web)
  1. BMJ

    Sooner or later, someone had to realise that investigating outbreaks of infectious diseases resembles crime investigations in so many ways and could therefore make for brilliant television. This new US series follows a fictitious team of infection sleuths from the National Institutes of Health and gives a fascinating insight into their working methods. A slightly humourless Dr Stephen Connor (Neal McDonough) and his team of four offer expertise in epidemiology, microbiology and laboratory testing, environmental science, various clinical specialties, and outbreak investigation techniques, including telephone interviewing, patients' recall, and contact tracing. In a programme that lasts well …

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