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Tom Duszynski, Director Epidemiology Education, IUPUI - Indiana’s premier urban public research university. Thomas Duszynski has worked in public health for 17 years and started his career as an environmental inspector for a local health department. He has worked for several local health departments including serving as Environmental Supervisor which entailed overseeing a wastewater division, environmental program, and water quality laboratory. He has served as a field epidemiologist for Public Health Preparedness District 2, for the Indiana State Department of Health in northern Indiana for a year and a half and lead investigations in numerous disease outbreaks. In August 2005 he was named director of the field epidemiology program at the Indiana State Department of Health. Named incident commander for all public health emergencies for the state.

What does ‘recovered from coronavirus’ mean? 4 questions answered about how some survive and what happens next

Just as the number of COVID-19 cases grows, so does another number: those who have recovered. In mid-March, the number of patients in the U.S. who had officially recovered from the virus was close to zero. That number is now in the tens of thousands and is climbing every day. But recovering from COVID-19 is more complicated than simply feeling better. Recovery involves biology, epidemiology and a little bit of bureaucracy as explained by Tom Duszynski, Director Epidemiology Education, IUPUI.

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