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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

Group of female nurses

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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Protecting Americans from Preventable Infections: Working Together Will Save Lives

Reposted from The Health Care Blog on August 17, 2015 By TOM FRIEDEN, MD “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Those words spoken by Helen Keller nearly a century ago remain powerful and relevant today. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) projects that Read More >

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Making Health Care Safer – Stop Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

Medical illustration of CRE  (carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae).

We’re at a tipping point: an increasing number of germs no longer respond to the drugs designed to kill them. Antibiotic resistant germs cause more than 2 million illnesses and at least 23,000 deaths each year in the U.S. C. difficile and drug-resistant bacteria can spread inside of and between health care facilities when patients Read More >

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