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One year later: Zika reflections and a look ahead

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.

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Campaign Empowers Puerto Rican Women, Communities to Stop Zika

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.

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UN General Assembly Elevates Antibiotic Resistance to Crisis Level

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?

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Sir Richard Peto Receives CDC Foundation Hero Award

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 …

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Puerto Rico Needs Our Help to Stop Zika

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. …

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CDC at 70: Seven Decades of Protecting America and The World

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.

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Take Three Actions Now to Zap Zika and Prevent Birth Defects

We’re learning more every day about what Zika causes and how to prevent it, but there is still a lot that we don’t know.

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Fighting Zika, Empowering Pregnant Women

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.

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Reducing Maternal Mortality in the United States

Did you know that an estimated 700 women die of pregnancy-related causes each year in the United States?

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Malaria Elimination to Inform Response to Other Disease Challenges on Hispaniola

As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is beset with a range of economic, development and public health challenges, and remains the last stronghold of endemic malaria in the Caribbean.

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