CDC Press Release- CDC Year in Review: “Mission: Critical”

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Monday, December 15, 2014


Contact: CDC Media Relations 

(404) 639-3286                                                                                                                        


CDC Year in Review: “Mission: Critical”

The 10 most challenging public-health threats of 2014


It’s been an unprecedented year for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as America’s public health agency continues its emergency response to the most complex Ebola epidemic in history. Ebola, however, is far from the only critical mission CDC undertook in 2014.

“CDC’s Ebola response is the largest global effort in the agency’s history, but we’re carrying out many other public-health missions crucial to protecting American lives,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. “We’re taking action on a wide range of health threats.”

In a digital press kit released today, CDC reviews its responses to the 10 most important public-health challenges of 2014


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