Trump administration appoints new CDC director

Trump administration appoints new CDC director

(WMC) - The Trump administration has appointed a new director to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald most recently served as Georgia's department of public health commissioner.

Dr. Fitzgerald is a trained OB-GYN.

She will begin her new role as states are battling mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus, which is known to cause birth defects.

The CDC is a multi-billion dollar agency that works to promote public health and fight diseases around the world.

Dr. Fitzgerald takes over the CDC job from acting director Dr. Anne Schuchat.

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