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We Can Dramatically Decrease Deadly Infections in America’s Hospital Patients

This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post. For other posts by CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, visit his blog on The Huffington Post. Recently we announced a major new finding – a simple way to save tens of thousands of lives. Around 100,000 people die every year because of infections they catch in hospitals. Read More >

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Arms Race: Getting Ahead of Killer Microbes

This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post. For other posts by CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, visit his blog on The Huffington Post. The SARS epidemic a decade ago showed the world’s continued vulnerability to infectious disease outbreaks. SARS started in China but spread worldwide quickly. In just weeks, it killed hundreds, sickened thousands, and Read More >

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CDC Scientists Produce Speedy Results Analyzing H7N9 Virus

People continue to be infected with H7N9 bird flu in China. Fortunately, there is no evidence that this virus is spreading from person-to-person the way seasonal flu does. However, flu viruses are constantly changing and this virus could gain the ability to spread easily among people. At CDC, we are working around-the-clock in China and Read More >

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H7N9 Influenza: 6 Things You Should Know Now

Image of the H7N9 virus courtesy of Cynthia S. Goldsmith and Thomas Rowe Not long after a newsworthy 2012-2013 influenza season, flu is in the headlines again. On April 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) first reported 3 human infections with a new influenza A (H7N9) virus in China. Since then, additional cases have been Read More >

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CDC’s Public Health Associate Program: A Win for Young People, A Win for America’s Health Security

Left to Right: Laura Cianciolo and Cleopatra Adedeji  of CDC’s Public Health Associate Program A tuberculosis (TB) case manager. A quarantine public health officer. A district liaison for a state’s Strategic National Stockpile. Not typical job opportunities for recent college graduates, but three of many frontline public health work experiences young people have had across Read More >

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Bringing Public Health to Life: Winners of CDC’s 9th Annual Public Health in Action Photo Contest

In anticipation of National Public Health Week (April 1-7, 2013), CDC unveiled the winners of its Ninth Annual Public Health in Action Photo Contest. The 11 winners capture how CDC works around-the-clock to protect people at home and abroad from health and safety threats.  Take a minute to look at the winning photos, read their Read More >

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CDC and Partners are Helping Haiti Recover, Rebuild, and Improve Public Health for Millions

Photos courtesy of CDC Foundation In January 2010, Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake that killed thousands of people, left millions homeless, and significantly damaged the country’s already fragile infrastructure, including its health system. In this guest blog post, Dr. John Vertefeuille, country director for CDC Haiti, discusses how he is cautiously optimistic about improvements in Read More >

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8 Things You Should Know About this Year’s Flu

A sneeze in progress This year’s flu season hit the U.S. early and hard, with most of the country now experiencing high levels of flu activity. The flu should not be taken lightly – it sends, on average, 200,000 Americans to the hospital each year and kills thousands to tens of thousands of people depending Read More >

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CDC Looks Ahead: 13 Public Health Issues in 2013

As America’s health protection agency, CDC works around-the-clock to save lives and protect people from health threats, whether they start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, are curable or preventable, or are the result of human error or deliberate attack. Here’s a look at 13 public health issues CDC is working on for you Read More >

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When Science Inspires: CDC Foundation Partners with Art Students on Project to Convey CDC’s Life-Saving Work

In 2012, the CDC Foundation partnered with students at Atlanta’s Portfolio Center on a project to convey CDC’s life-saving work through art. The following blog post is from one of those students, Danielle DePiper. Project photos are courtesy of another student, Chris Yoon. For additional photos, check out the CDC Foundation’s Facebook page. Students at the Portfolio Center are in Read More >

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