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Category: 2014 Ebola Outbreak

Tom Frieden: What I’m Thankful For

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden

  This blog was originally posted on Time.com on November 20, 2014   This Thanksgiving Day, 170 CDC disease detectives, public health experts, and communication specialists will not be home celebrating with loved ones. They’ll be in West Africa, working to contain the Ebola epidemic. Some of them are deep in remote areas, far from the Read More >

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The High Stakes in Fighting Ebola: Leave One Burning Ember and the Epidemic Could Re-Ignite

A banner encouraging people suffering from Ebola to go immediately to a health center for treatment is seen on a sidewalk in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. While the Ebola virus outbreak has now reached four countries, Liberia and Sierra Leone account for more than 60 percent of the deaths, according to the World Health Organization. The outbreak that emerged in March has claimed at least 932 lives. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)

  This blog was originally posted on the Huffington Post on August 7, 2014.   CDC and our partners are currently fighting the biggest and most complex outbreak of Ebola virus disease ever recorded. There are hundreds of cases in West Africa and now a new cluster of cases in Nigeria is very concerning. The Read More >

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Global Health Security in Africa: Collaborations Between CDC and African Partners

2012 investigation of Ebola virus in Uganda

The ambition and scope of the Global Health Security Agenda are clear. Its reach can be discerned from the very first word: global. The Agenda’s overarching goal is just as expansive—making the world safer and more secure by preventing epidemics and outbreaks, detecting them more rapidly, and responding effectively to lessen the health, economic, and Read More >

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