Diseases & Conditions – Outbreak Videos

Uganda python Cave

Uganda Python Cave (2:32)

Promoting DHCPP’s work on a project in Uganda’s Python cave

Graphic: Norovirus spreads fast

Preventing Norovirus (2:11)

How to prevent norovirus when cleaning up vomit or poop

Foodborne outbreaks

CDC in Action: Foodborne Outbreaks (2:19)

CDC Actively works to prevent foodborne disease outbreaks or solve them if they occur.

Trouble with tiny turtles

The Trouble with Tiny Turtles (1:52)

This video provides information about dangers associated with “tiny” Turtles or those with shells smaller than 4 inches long, especially with regard to Salmonella bacteria and outbreaks.

Rat lungworm diseases

What is Rat Lungworm (Angiostrongylus) Disease? (2:40)

This video provides information about what Rat Lungworm (Angiostrongylus) Disease is, where it is found, how its transmitted, and how to prevent its spread.

CDC: Protecting Americans through Global Health

CDC: Protecting Americans through Global Health (3:44)

This video was created to raise awareness of CDC’s important global health work to protect Americans and save lives.

Zika Virus Prevention

Zika Virus Prevention: Summary for General Public in Puerto Rico (2:22)

Effective steps you can take to protect yourself, your family, and your community from the spread of Zika virus: cover and repel; remove collected water; keep mosquitoes out of your home; and if you’re pregnant and have sex, use condoms. For general public use in Puerto Rico.

CDC Video: Ebola and Contact Tracing

Ebola and Contact Tracing (2:45)

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.

CDC Video: Global Disease Detectives in Kibera

Global Disease Detectives in Kibera (5:35)

The mini-documentary chronicles how the US reaches out to Kenya’s largest slum to offer aid in disease prevention and control. 30,000 residents routinely confer with community outreach workers in a campaign to learn more about emerging diseases, and simultaneously provide care for the families taking part. Benefits extend to Americans and the entire world as our disease detectives find new ways to provide early warning of global disease threats that respect no borders.

CDC Video: Responding to Outbreaks

Responding to Outbreaks (6:25)

An outbreak of the Ebola virus hits in western Uganda and caused dozens of illnesses or deaths. In “Responding to Outbreaks”, a team of investigators from the CDC Special Pathogens Branch travels to Uganda. They work to bring the outbreak under control and learn more about the reservoir hosts for the Ebola and Marburg viruses.

The Road to Zero

The Road to Zero (5:32)

CDC responded to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with the goal of getting to zero new cases in the affected countries and, just as important, keeping them at zero.

Zika Virus 101

Zika Virus 101 (3:57)

We explain what Zika is, where and how Zika virus spreads (mainly transmitted by mosquitoes, but transmission through sexual contact also possible). How to reduce infection risk is also explained .

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Page last reviewed: March 6, 2020