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CLIP: The CDC and Infectious Disease Prevention


AIR DATE: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
OVERVIEW:

Dr. Beth Bell discussed efforts to prevent and control infectious diseases such as Ebola and the Zika viruses. She also discussed research into the genetic makeup of bacteria and viruses.
 

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

 

  • Bell Ringer: The Role of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2:13)
    Dr. Thomas Frieden on the history and role of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
     
  • Infectious Disease Prevention and the Zika Virus (Video Clip - 3 min)
    Dr. Beth Bell talked about the history and causes of the Zika Virus, including the CDC's efforts to combat the disease.
     
  • White House Daily Briefing (Video - 30 min)
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Anne Schuchat, from the Centers for Disease Control spoke to reporters at the daily White House briefing about the Zika virus and concern over its spread, especially in Puerto Rico. Topics included challenges in funding efforts to combat the disease.
     
  • U.S. Response to Zika Virus (Video - 1 hr)
    Panelists talked about the U.S. response to the Zika virus. The U.S. government was improving its domestic preparedness and response activities in anticipation of an increased number of cases.
     

PEOPLE IN THIS VIDEO:
 

  • Beth Bell M.D.
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention->National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
KEYWORDS: Health and Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Bureaucracy, Zika Virus, Infectious Diseases