CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden
CDC director on Ebola crisis
Why U.S. can stop Ebola in its tracks
In this age of global travel, we anticipated that a traveler from a country with an Ebola outbreak would come to the United States and develop symptoms once they arrived. But from everything we know now, there appears to be no risk that anyone on this patient’s flights from Liberia to the United States was exposed to the virus. Read more
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
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.
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