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CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden

CDC director on Ebola crisis

A Conversation about Ebola
Dr. Frieden

Pierre Rollin, MD, one of the world’s leading experts on viral hemorrhagic fevers, has been fighting deadly microbes for more than 30 years. He has led dozens of investigations in the United States and in remote villages of Asia, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean.
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CDC actively conducting contact tracing

The video describes contact tracing, a method used by CDC and partners to identify new Ebola cases quickly and isolate patients as soon as they show symptoms, preventing spread to others. The video demonstrates how even one missed contact can keep Ebola spreading and that careful tracing of contacts and isolating new cases can stop the outbreak.

Spotlight: Health Security Report

Gaphic; CDC 2014 Annual Report

CDC Priorities; Improve Health Security at Home and Around the World, Better Prevent the Leading Causes of Illness, Injury, Disability, and Death, and Strengthen Public Health–Healthcare Collaboration.