How a San Diego doctor fought infectious disease with just three words

Identify. Isolate. Inform … They encapsulate an idea born in the mind of Dr. Kristi Koenig, medical director of the San Diego County Emergency Medical System, that has revolutionized the way that medical professionals tackle treating patients with infectious diseases. … Back in 2014, it became clear to Koenig, who was then on the medical staff at UC Irvine, and colleagues on an American College of Emergency Physicians panel convened to study the Ebola situation, that there needed to be a better way to protect providers and patients when deadly infections arrive in emergency departments.