CMO Message on Ebola Preparedness "Staying the Course on Ebola"


With today's emerging threat of infectious disease and outbreaks, it is no wonder the medical community as well as the general public have taken more of an interest in healthcare emergency preparedness. Most recently, the Ebola epidemic of West Africa has brought the issue home to the United States both figuratively as well as literally. The media's relentless efforts to keep the American public informed may unfortunately lead to speculation and fear if not accompanied by appropriate education and training.

Having been a member of the medical preparedness community for many years, I can tell you 2 things. First, rest assured The United States has the tools in place to combat and defeat a Viral Hemorrhagic Fever like Ebola. Secondly, we can always prepare more and increase our proficiency regarding our current preparedness and response capabilities...

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