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CDC Director on '10 Things' Known About the Zika Virus
Dr. Thomas Frieden testifies before a Senate committee about his institute's response to the virus.
CDC Monitoring 320 Pregnant Women in US After Zika Infection
Evidence of the Zika virus has been found in at least 320 pregnant women in the U.S. according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden called the virus a “silent epidemic” as it continues to spread across the Americas. While the virus
Zika Virus Could Infect 'Thousands' of Pregnant Women in Puerto Rico, CDC Chief Warns
Federal health officials said they remain concerned about a growing number of Zika virus infections in Puerto Rico and fear that "thousands" of pregnant women could be infected with the virus that has been shown to cause birth defects in infants. Tom Frieden , director of the U.S. Centers for
Zika Virus Outbreak: Top Questions for CDC Chief From ABC News' Facebook Live Q&A
ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser conducted a live Q&A today with Dr. Tom Frieden , director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to get the latest guidance and updates on the Zika virus . Here are the major takeaways: How dangerous is Zika? Is it
Dr. Besser Hosts Chat with CDC Director Thomas Frieden
ABC's Chief Health and Medical Editor, Dr. Richard Besser hosts a Facebook chat with CDC Director, Thomas Frieden.
Antibiotic-Resistant Strain of Bacteria Renews Fears of Superbug Arrival in the US
Federal health officials are sounding an alarm today, revealing that researchers may have uncovered a strain of bacteria so resistant to treatment that some of the toughest antibiotics cannot kill it. Bacteria found in a Pennsylvania woman suffering from a urinary tract infection was found to be
CDC Director Warns of 'Narrow Window' to Tackle Zika Virus
With warmer weather ahead, Dr. Tom Frieden tells ABC News there is an increased need to better monitor the spread of mosquitos.
'Narrow Window' to Act on Zika Virus, CDC Chief Warns as Congress Lags on Emergency Funding
As lawmakers attempt to strike a deal to fund the fight against the Zika virus , the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that there is a “narrow window of opportunity” to tackle the growing threat. “This is an unprecedented problem,” Dr. Tom Frieden told ABC
Teen Pregnancy Rates Hit Historic Lows, CDC Finds
Teen pregnancy rates continue to drop throughout the U.S., and have reached a new historic low, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . There were 24.2 live births per 1,000 teens between the ages of 15 to 19 in 2014, according to the report in the CDC's