Shanghai epidemiology surveyor Gong Xiaohuan (right) uses detective work to trace the spread of infection. Photo: Shanghai CDC

China’s coronavirus hunters adopt Sherlock Holmes’ methods to trace patients

  • By meticulously retracing the steps of infected people, Shanghai’s epidemiology surveyors work to halt community spread of disease
  • Their profession is largely unknown to the public, but their role in the latest disease outbreak has been crucial
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Shanghai epidemiology surveyor Gong Xiaohuan (right) uses detective work to trace the spread of infection. Photo: Shanghai CDC
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