Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

(CDC), agency of the U.S. Public Health Service since 1973, with headquarters in Atlanta; it was established in 1946 as the Communicable Disease Center. The CDC is the federal agency responsible for administering national programs for the prevention and control of communicable and vector-borne diseases and for developing and implementing programs for dealing with environmental health problems. It also directs quarantine activities and conducts epidemiological research, and it provides consultation on an international basis for the control of preventable diseases. The 11 centers, institutes, and offices of the agency include the centers for chronic disease prevention and health promotion, environmental health, health statistics, infectious diseases, injury prevention and control, immunizations, and occupational safety and health.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Trends in Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the United States, 2004, Atlanta: CDC, 2005.
Henry Falk serves as the Director of the Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention (CCEHIP), which is one of four coordinating centers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
By January of 2000, the Centers for Disease Control reported that, for the first time since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, the majority of new HIV/AIDS cases could be found among African American and Latino men.
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Based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the incidence of malignant melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, doubled among whites between 1973 and 1994.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends that high-risk groups, including nursing home residents, who have already been immunized should receive a second shot five years after the first.
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