Those in FEMA trailers directed to move

Those in FEMA trailers directed to move

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. government officials said people living in trailers supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina should be moved.

Merck recalls 1M childhood vaccines

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. said Wednesday it was recalling 1.2 million doses of a childhood vaccine due to a possible sterilization problem.

20 percent adults can't afford healthcare

ATLANTA, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Nearly 20 percent of U.S. adults report they cannot afford needed healthcare, says a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Measles deaths decline in Africa

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The Measles Initiative said Thursday it has met the goals set by the United Nations to eradicate the disease in Africa four years ahead of schedule.

CDC official heading to Iraq

ATLANTA, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Bill Gimson, chief operating officer at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is going to Iraq on temporary assignment.

White House 'edits' environmental report

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The White House acknowledged it edited out half of environmental testimony given Congress on global warming by a U.S. expert.

Study: How to save 100,000 lives a year

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests five preventive services could save more than 100,000 lives a year, including 45,000 by just taking a daily low-dose aspirin.

TB patient: 'I was not a threat'

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Andrew Speaker, the Atlanta lawyer who sparked an international health scare, told a U.S. Senate panel he was told his tuberculosis wasn't contagious.

U.S. tracks down passengers on TB flight

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- Health officials say they have located all 26 Americans who sat near a man who made transatlantic flights while infected with drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Scientists plan for new influenza season

ATLANTA, April 18 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists, vaccine manufacturers and health providers are beginning to plan strategies for the 2007-08 influenza season.

CDC urges people to get flu vaccines

ATLANTA, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. health officials Monday urged residents to get flu shots after Thanksgiving, a time when public demand typically drops off. "Since flu activity typically does not peak until February or later, November and December are also good times to be vaccinate

HIV testing urged for most U.S. citizens

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is urging teenagers and most adults to have tests for the human immunodeficiency virus because many are unaware they are infected with AIDS.

CDC outlines bird flu pandemic likelihood

ATLANTA, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has decided the likelihood of an avian-flu virus pandemic is less than previously thought.

Chronic fatigue's conditions studied

ATLANTA, April 21 (UPI) -- A new U.S. study lends weight to the notion that chronic fatigue syndrome is caused by a collection of five or more conditions.

U.S. mumps outbreak likely to worsen

ATLANTA, April 20 (UPI) -- Federal officials say the outbreak of mumps centered in the U.S. Midwest is likely to spread before it can be reined in with vaccinations and quarantines.
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Julie Gerberding
Director of the CDC, Julie Gerberding, speaks to those gathered at the National Press Club on February 22, 2005 in Washington. She discussed the future of the CDC, saying the agency will play an ever growing role in American healthcare. She also discussed the problems the CDC has had to deal with since she took over in 2001. ..(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)

Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H. (born August 22, 1955, Estelline, South Dakota), is an American infectious disease expert and the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). She is regarded as having been a highly controversial CDC director.

Gerberding led CDC's efforts to prepare for and counter terrorism. Gerberding is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at Emory University and an Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Gerberding resides in Atlanta with her husband, David, who is a software engineer. Her stepdaughter, Renada, is an attorney at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads. Dr. Gerberding relaxes by scuba diving, reading on the beach, gardening, and doting on her three cats.

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