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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Founded in 1912, the firm has completed projects for leading churches including The Potter's House, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Gateway Church of Southlake, Shinkwang Church (South Korea) and Fellowship Church (Grapevine, Texas), as well as numerous other high-profile projects, including the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California, the USAA Southeastern Headquarters in Tampa, Florida, and the National Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Public Health Service's Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.
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Public Health Service charged with malaria control in war areas, it became the Communicable Disease Center in 1946.
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She is Chief of the Epidemic Investigations Laboratory, Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, GA.
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