Sunday, 10 August 2014

Special Report: Combating The Ebola Threat

Tom Frieden


(Statement of Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention To US House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations On August 7, 2014.)

We do not view Ebola as a significant danger to the United States because it is not transmitted easily, does not spread from people who are not ill, and because cultural norms that contribute to the spread of the disease in Africa, such as burial customs, are not a factor in the United States. We know how to stop Ebola with strict infection control practices which are already in widespread use in American hospitals, and by stopping it at the source in Africa.

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