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CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden

What we’re doing about the Zika virus

Dr. Frieden
Vaccines and antibiotics have made many infectious diseases a thing of the past; we’ve come to expect that public health and modern science can conquer all microbes. But nature is a formidable adversary. And Zika is our newest threat, particularly to pregnant women.

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Zika Action Plan Summit Presentation

CDC Behind the Scenes: Biggest Challenges in Public Health Today

Director of the CDC, Dr. Tom Frieden, elaborates on the biggest public health challenges facing the U.S. and the world today.

These include infectious diseases like HIV and the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and noncommunicable disease issues like blood pressure, obesity and tobacco use.

He also touches on lessons learned from the Ebola crisis, flu season, and the importance of encouraging more baby-friendly hospitals.

Radio MD Podcast

Spotlight:New Orleans Prepares for Zika

In New Orleans, local experts collect mosquitoes for virus testing as part of a citywide mosquito surveillance program.

In New Orleans, local experts collect mosquitoes for virus testing as part of a citywide mosquito surveillance program.

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