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CDC director: What we’re doing about the Zika virus

Dr. Frieden

Reposted from CNN on February 1, 2016. Vaccines and antibiotics have made many infectious diseases a thing of the past; we’ve come to expect that public health and modern science can conquer all microbes. But nature is a formidable adversary. And Zika is our newest threat, particularly to pregnant women. New, unfamiliar and mysterious threats to Read More >

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CDC Chief Frieden: World must act now to stop drug-resistant TB

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Reposted from Fox News on January 8, 2016.   With a half million new cases each year, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is spreading around the globe. The world must act decisively. There can be no delay. That is why on Dec 22, 2015, President Obama announced the National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. It is Read More >

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CDC Director: A global plan to prevent, detect, and respond to the next killer disease

Dr. Frieden

Reposted from FOX NEWS Opinion  on November 17, 2015. Can the nations of the world work together to stop the next deadly pandemic – before it happens? Is it possible to make the world safe and secure from infectious disease threats, whether natural or man-made? Yes, it’s not only possible – it’s underway. A coalition of 48 Read More >

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Dr. Tom Frieden: Protecting the World from the Next Pandemic

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden exits an Ebola treatment unit in West Africa in 2014

Reposted from GE Reports on October 29, 2015 It wasn’t just luck that the Ebola epidemic didn’t spread once it reached Lagos. Here’s what other countries can learn from Nigeria’s effective response. A horror never before seen unfolded in late spring and summer 2014: the first urban Ebola epidemic in human history. As Ebola spread through the Read More >

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World Polio Day: How Far We’ve Come, What’s Left to Do

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Reposted from Voice of America on October 23, 2015 By TOM FRIEDEN, MD Today, on World Polio Day, we honor the sacrifices of the many people around the world who have brought us to a unique point in history: the brink of polio elimination. Thanks to more than two decades of relentless work by local, national and international Read More >

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