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CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden

Differences in Hispanic Health

Dr. Frieden

The largest racial or ethnic minority group in the United States, Hispanics’ health differs from non-Hispanic Americans. And health issues vary greatly among Hispanics by country of origin.

This month, CDC is reporting on health issues that face Hispanics and the steps we can all take to lead longer and healthier lives.


The Road to Zero: CDC’s Response to the West African Ebola Epidemic, 2014–2015

The 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the first in history. The first case was reported in Guinea in March 2014, and the disease spread in the neighboring countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone. Over the span of a year, the Ebola epidemic has caused more than ten times as many cases of Ebola than the combined total of all those reported in previous Ebola outbreaks.


Spotlight: Today’s Heroin Epidemic

 Today’s Heroin Epidemic

Heroin use more than doubled among young adults ages 18–25 in the past decade. More than 9 in 10 people who used heroin also used at least one other drug.