Category: SARS

Global Health Security

Ten years ago this month, I was living in Bangkok, Thailand when the world was stunned by the spread of sudden acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). At that time, I was helping to establish the first International Emerging Infections Program with a small group of CDC and Thai colleagues. We saw first-hand the effects of SARS Read More >

Posted on by Scott Dowell, MD, MPH, RADM, USPHSTags , ,

China – Ten Years of Public Health Accomplishments – What a World of Difference a Decade Makes

For more than 30 years, the US CDC has worked with China on public health issues that have benefited people of all nations. Together our nations proved the benefits of folic acid which saved children around the world from birth defects. We are exploring novel approaches to HIV prevention, testing and treatment. We are researching risk factors Read More >

Posted on by Tom Frieden, Director of CDCTags , ,