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CDC Director Blog – Thoughts from CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH Posts

Fading Ebola epidemic

Reposted from The State News on July 13, 2016 What the fading Ebola epidemic can teach us about the looming Zika crisis As the world’s worst Ebola epidemic fades in the rearview mirror of history, it’s worth remembering what happened and the key lessons learned. Beginning in March 2014, Ebola began spreading rapidly in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Read More >

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INSPIRE: Breaking The Cycle Of Violence

Reposted from The Huffington Post on July 13, 2016 As a society, we have unanimity about few things, but one of these is that no child should be harmed by violence. And yet, every five minutes a child somewhere in the world dies a violent death, and half of all children in the world — Read More >

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Men can help protect their families and future from Zika

Reposted from The Huffington Post on June 22, 2016 As director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, my job is to protect our nation’s health. As a husband and father, my family’s health and safety is always foremost on my mind. Zika virus, and the birth defects it can cause, is a new Read More >

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The Private Sector Is Stepping Up to Combat the Zika Virus—Congress Should Too

Map diagraming the mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus could potentially reach in the United States

Reposted from the White House Blog on June 6, 2016 Imagine this: You’re standing by a lake and you see someone drowning. You have the ability to save that person, but your hands are tied.  Doctors who have spent the past three decades working in CDC’s birth defects center tell me that they have never seen Read More >

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Protecting the Health of Americans by Improving the Use of Antibiotics

Dr. Frieden

Reposted from The Healthcare Blog on May 4, 2016 Few appreciate the threat of antibiotic resistance to human medicine more than readers of this blog. You know antibiotics as lifesaving “miracle” drugs that treat sepsis, save victims of burns and trauma, and are crucial to survival of patients receiving transplants and cancer treatment. At the same Read More >

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