Captured in 2012, at an unknown location, this image depicts a Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) resident at work on the laboratory, seated at his microscope, carefully analyzing a bottle containing a tissue culture solution, during what could have been an outbreak investigation. Note the personal protective equipment (PPE), which included a facial filtration mask, white latex gloves, and a white laboratory coat.
The FETP trains workers on the ground to help countries build sustainable capacity for detecting and responding to health threats. The program develops in-country expertise so that disease outbreaks can be detected locally and prevented from spreading. See the links below, for more on the FETP.