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CDC director Frieden testifies before Congress about Ebola

 By Alan Lenhoff, editor on October 16, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, testified before the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee today about his agency's efforts to combat the Ebola virus at home and abroad. Some Republican members of the committee were harshly critical of the CDC, in an atmosphere that was tense and...


 

 

 

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