Thomas Frieden

Whenever there is an outbreak, there is political and public outcry that dies out as soon as it is controlled. We have the great privilege of living largely free of fear from infectious disease, but it comes at a cost -- investment in and ongoing support for the public health system.
Rather than causing anti-immigrant attitudes, experts believe that disease allows individuals to express existing anti-immigrant
Members of Congress heard testimony from the country's top medical experts that instituting a travel ban to deal with Ebola would be counterproductive, but decided to ignore that.
The doctors have also warned that cutting off travel to the region could make it harder to move medical workers and relief
National Nurses United also said that Duncan, who died from the deadly virus last week, "was left for several hours, not
Second, although an Ebola-infected person not yet showing symptoms could certainly arrive in the United States and subsequently
Both of the CDC scientists Reuters spoke with believe the risk of infection is very slight because only a tiny amount of
Tobacco marketing often reaches children and youth and entices them to start using tobacco while they are still at an impressionable age. We need effective action to protect our kids from struggling with a lifelong addiction to nicotine.
Most people in the U. S. today have never had any direct contact with the disease and most doctors have never seen a case. That success means it's easy to have a relaxed attitude about protecting ourselves. We're now seeing the result of that relaxed attitude
The National Prevention Council's work is the first time such a broad and deep range of federal agencies have worked together to help Americans stay healthy and identify illness early.
Our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters are dying from these overdoses at rates never seen before. Every three minutes, a woman visits an emergency department for opioid misuse or abuse. That accounts for more than 200,000 emergency department visits a year.
Today, CDC released some really good news -- the prevalence of types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that commonly cause cervical cancer in women has dropped about half in girls aged 14-19 since 2006, when the vaccination program started.
Haiti is not an easy place to fight disease even in the best of times. For decades, poverty, government instability and other realities often stood in the way of success. This is why the recent data showing Haiti is protecting its entire population from lymphatic filariasis is a milestone.
It's just another way CDC is working 24/7 to find ways to protect you and your loved ones. In our study in the May 29, 2013
CDC's report, Problems Paying Medical Bills: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January 2011-June 2012, provides some encouraging news. The data show fewer Americans have trouble paying their medical bills.
Call him what you want (some critics have pegged him a nanny and a zealot), but Thomas Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a man on a healthy mission.