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Your profession: Medical specialist (m/f) - Microbiology, Virology and Infection Epidemiology

Professional activities

Medical specialists in microbiology, virology and infection epidemiology are concerned with the laboratory-based diagnosis of diseases caused by microorganisms, viruses and other transmittable agents. They clarify the pathogenesis, the epidemiologal correlations and the causes of such diseases.

Fields of work

Medical specialists in microbiology, virology and infection epidemiology mainly work in medical laboratories at specialist medical practices or clinics and at health authorities. They may also be employed in medical research or teaching.

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