A new tool from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is helping researchers develop diagnostic tests and antibiotics to combat the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.
Beth Bell, MD, MPH
Director, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
Blog posts written by Beth
Total of 4 blog posts
I am pleased to have the opportunity to write about what is perhaps today’s most vexing public health challenge—the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.
The US government’s recent commitment to global health security recognizes that health security is an essential part of every nation’s national security. As both Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and CDC Director Tom Frieden have said, “A health threat anywhere is a health threat everywhere.”
In this guest post, Dr. Beth P. Bell, director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), describes some of her center’s active engagement in global health work.