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CDC Director Speaks With KWMU

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By Julie Bierach, KWMU

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kwmu/local-kwmu-707626.mp3

St. Louis –

The Director of the Centers for Disease Control is in St. Louis today. Dr. Julie Gerberding is addressing the graduating class at Washington University's School of Medicine. Earlier in the day, Gerberding spoke with a group of researchers and physicians at the Midwest Regional Center for Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease Research about the threats to global health protection in the 21st century.

KWMU's science reporter Julie Bierach spoke with Dr. Gerberding about some of those threats and the recent heparin recall. The recall of the blood thinner was initiated after doctors at St. Louis Children's Hospital first reported the allergic reactions in some of their patients.

Click here for the interview.

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