For international travelers and the health professionals who care for them, CDC Health Information for International Travel (more commonly known as the Yellow Book) is the reliable resource for preventing illness and injury in a globalized world.
This past Saturday officials from the World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola after the country achieved 42 consecutive days without a new case. Today I feel thankful that the burden of Ebola has dissipated in Liberia, though I cannot forget the tragedy of the 4,700 lives lost in the country during the epidemic or the hope provided by those who survived this horrible disease.
There are times when words are simply not sufficient to convey your appreciation. As chair of the CDC Foundation’s board of directors, I find myself having those thoughts today as Charlie Stokes announced his retirement, which is effective at the end of calendar year 2015.