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PHR News: Surgeon General’s Perspectives – Update on the U.S. Public Health Response to the Ebola Outbreak

The upcoming issue of Public Health Reports, March/April 2015, features the testimony of U.S. Acting Surgeon General, Dr. Boris D. Lushniak, before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on November 18. RADM Lushniak spoke about the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and its role in responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. His testimony provided information about what the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, the Office of the Surgeon General and the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps (Corps) has contributed to the U.S. Government-wide effort to stop the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD) where it began . . . in West Africa. Read the full statement, available ahead of print.

Dr. Boris D. Lushniak was Acting Surgeon General at the time of this testimony. As of December 15 Vivek Murthy is the current U.S. Surgeon General.

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