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CDC Director testifies before House Committee on drug-resistant diseases in developing countries

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden testified (.pdf) before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations during a hearing titled “Meeting the Challenge of Drug-Resistant Diseases in Developing Countries”. During his testimony, Director Frieden discussed CDC’s work to address global issues and highlighted recent trends guiding ongoing and future efforts including “the rise of antimicrobial resistance, emerging global threats such as the Novel Influenza A (H7N9) virus, globalization of travel and trade, and the potential for deadly pathogens or products to inadvertently or intentionally be released.”