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We must protect pregnant women from the Zika virus

By Dr. Tom Frieden and Heidi Murkoff Reposted from The Miami Herald on August 29, 2016 Earlier this month, moms around the world celebrated #BumpDay, a day devoted to maternal health sponsored by the What To Expect Foundation. The message was clear and compelling: Healthy futures start with healthy beginnings, and every mom deserves the Read More >

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CDC and NIH officials: How not to fight the Zika virus

By Tom Frieden and Anthony S. Fauci Reposted from The Washington Post on August 31, 2016 Tom Frieden is director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Anthony S. Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. The Zika virus presents an unprecedented threat Read More >

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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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