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By Dr. Judy Monroe Sixty years ago few diseases struck as much fear in parents and children as polio. I know because my mother, who is now 95, was infected with polio in 1952 at the height of the epidemic. […]
By Pierce Nelson, vice president for communications for the CDC Foundation The thermometer nears 95 degrees at 8:00 a.m. in Laye, Burkina Faso, a small village about 20 miles from the capital city of Ouagadougou. Though the temperature will top […]
Just over one year ago, the CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center to fight Zika, which is one of the most complex outbreak responses in the agency’s history. Today, the global fight against the virus continues.
Dr. Christine Prue spent 75 days on the ground in Puerto Rico earlier this year, leading a team that interviewed hundreds of pregnant women to gain insights into their perspectives about Zika.
What do we do if antibiotics no longer work and are no longer the “miracle drug” we’ve all come to take for granted since at least the 1940s?
By Dr. Judy Monroe, president & CEO of the CDC Foundation Did you know that cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart attack and stroke, is the leading cause of death in the world today? Eighty percent of CVD deaths are […]
By Dr. Judy Monroe The Zika outbreak continues to rapidly spread across the Caribbean. If Zika were an earthquake, Puerto Rico would be the U.S. epicenter, while Florida and other at-risk states on the mainland would be developing fault lines. […]
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) celebrated its 70th anniversary. As part of this, former CDC directors gathered to reflect on the agency’ past successes and challenges.
As CDC works to fight Zika, we greatly appreciate the new Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation partnership that will help empower and educate pregnant women and communities.