Tag Archives: Dr. Tom Frieden

Frieden, Birx discuss the catastrophe, warning of Ebola in last year

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At this time last year, Ebola had been reported in West Africa for six months, and in Liberia and Sierra Leone the number of new cases was doubling every few weeks. In Nigeria, where a man sick with the virus had landed in the capital city three months earlier and sparked an outbreak culminating in 20 cases, the epidemic […]

Ebola: CDC interviewing “about 100 people” who had contact with Dallas patient, while saying “the only way to get to zero risk is to stop the outbreak in West Africa”

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As CDC promises daily updates on Dallas-based Ebola investigation, report details investigations, containment efforts in Senegal, Nigeria Promising daily updates on the investigation of the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden expressed confidence today that the disease will be contained in […]

CDC Ebola model shows impacts of speed, scale, as well as of neglect to be great

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Lagging international response as it stood in August would lead to from half a million to more than a million Ebola cases across Sierra Leone and Liberia by January, according to report A spread sheet created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to project the trajectory of the West Africa Ebola epidemic […]

CDC Global Health Security projects speed improvements to infectious disease responses

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MMWR reports: Six-month pilot efforts in Uganda, Vietnam brought measurable gains, pinpointed challenges Prompted by the emergence of new public health threats as well as the return of old ones in an era of unprecedented international trade and travel, the 2005 International Health Regulations established universal standards and systems to control infectious outbreaks worldwide. But, […]