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

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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CDC Chief: Zika is coming. To fully protect Americans we must have the funds we need


Reposted from Fox News on April 1, 2016 At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention we’ve learned to expect the unexpected – but the ongoing Zika outbreak has caused dangers from a mosquito bite no one imagined: birth defects. It’s been more than 50 years since we’ve seen a birth defect linked to a virus Read More >

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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

Man pointing at chest x-ray

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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