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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The Stanford plan is continually being modified and updated in accordance with frequent changes from the national Centers for Disease Control and public health organizations, Weiss said.
Dog bites are among the fastest-growing health risks to children, Barrett said, citing studies by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
will purchase the drug, streptomycin, from the worldwide Glaxo Group's Canadian subsidiary and donate it to the national Centers for Disease Control.
The hospital will continue to use an independent laboratory to test its potable water supply for Legionella according to the guidelines of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the national Centers for Disease Control.
According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, middle class mommies' and daddies' insistence on unnecessary drugs to treat junior's sore throat played a significant role in the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, ``superbugs'' that shrug off drugs that used to be hailed as a medical miracle.
The national Centers for Disease Control came to the Lab for technical assistance on the toxicity of household molds.
In fact, the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that people with weakened immune systems, such as the elderly or people undergoing chemotherapy, drink bottled water treated by reverse osmosis or distillation.
Kevin DeCock of the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
Nationwide, injuries involving water scooters increased from 2,860 in 1990 to more than 12,000 in 1995, according to a study by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
You can get up-to-date, worldwide travel health information by calling the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (888- 232-3228 or 404-332-4559), or by tapping into the CDC's World Wide Web pages (http://www.
A study by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that less than one mother in every 10,000 live births dies in delivery.
The national Centers for Disease Control recommend that the area to be cleaned first be wetted down - with a spray or pump disinfectant or bleach solution - to kill the virus and prevent the dust from becoming airborne, Van Gordon said.
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