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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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also recommended that schools allow 14-year-old students to put off tetanus-diphtheria boosters until Aug.
is Director of the REACH 2010 Demonstration Program, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; [dagger] Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York, USA; and [double dagger] Battelle Memorial Institute, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Advancing HIV Prevention: New Strategies for a Changing Epidemic-United States, 2003, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2003, 52(15): 329-332.
The following guidelines, modified in 1999 to reflect an increased risk faced by college freshmen, are set forth by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Processes of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves.
The protocol required the laboratorian to communicate directly with the clinician, using a script with questions based on criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to determine the medical necessity for testing (9,10).
A cross-sectional survey of condom use in conjunction with other contraceptive methods, Women and Health, 1995, 23(2):31-46; Forrest JD and Frost JJ, The family planning attitudes and experiences of low-income women, Family Planning Perspectives, 1996, 28(6):246-255 & 277; Diaz T, Chu SY and Schable B, Relationship between use of condoms and other forms of contraception among human immunodeficiency virus-infected women, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1995, 86(2):277-282; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Contraceptive method and condom use among women at risk for HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases--selected U.
The Tobacco Use Inventory questions were adopted from the 1995 National College Health Risk Behavior Survey as designed by the Division of Adolescent and School Health, a division of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Douglas et al.
The effects on students can be staggering: a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study reported median school absences of 140 days in New Jersey, and a Columbia University Medical Center study reported a 22-point drop in IQ.
PulseNet is a national network of public health and food regulatory agency laboratories, coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Address for correspondence: Tanja Popovic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Mailstop D50, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA; email: txpl@cdc.
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