CDC Foundation’s Business Pulse on Global Health Security Now Available Online
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For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Contact: Media Relations
With the globalization of travel and trade, dangerous pathogens that arise anywhere in the world are just a plane ride away. New microbes are emerging and spreading, drug resistance is rising and laboratories around the world could release dangerous microbes, either intentionally or accidentally. The 2003 SARs outbreak cost the world $30 billion in just a few months. More recently, an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is raising concerns that the deadly disease could spread, a spike in U.S measles cases has been linked to travel in the Philippines, the H7N9 avian flu has resurfaced in China, and the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus is spreading rapidly in the Caribbean.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works with global partners to build countries’ global health security capacities to better protect businesses–and the world—from infectious disease epidemics. CDC Foundation’s Business Pulse: Global Health Security highlights what CDC is doing to protect businesses from global health threats and describes how business leaders can take action to protect their workforces in the United States and abroad. The site includes an interactive infographic, as well as a Q&A with CDC’s Dr. Jordan Tappero and GE’s Dr. Ken Grossman.
To access Business Pulse, visit http://www.cdcfoundation.org/businesspulse.