CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden
Protecting the Health of Americans...
...by Improving the Use of Antibiotics
You know antibiotics as lifesaving “miracle” drugs that treat sepsis, save victims of burns and trauma, and are crucial to survival of patients receiving transplants and cancer treatment. At the same time, you understand the devastating consequences when these drugs don’t work anymore—when infections become resistant.
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.
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