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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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(2.) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preventing tick bites on people.
Address for correspondence: Nina Marano, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop EO3, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA; email: NMarano@cdc.gov
Droplet Precautions, Guideline for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ gl_isolation_droplet.html
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Florida's success (arguably the most successful effort to reduce youth tobacco use) appears to provide evidence of the benefits of comprehensive programs (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1999; Bauer, Johnson, Hopkins, Brooks, 2000).
Drug injection has been determined as the mode of exposure to HIV in 26 percent of reported AIDS cases among adolescents and adults in the United States with an additional 6 percent attributed to men who have sex with men and inject drugs (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997, p.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1993), young people are the only group whose death rates have increased in the last 20 years, and most of those deaths were due to violent injuries or trauma.
With >350 liaisons and collaborators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Canadian Paediatric Society, the World Health Organization, and others, the 12-member 2004-2006 Committee on Infectious Diseases issued the current edition, which reflects the state of the art at the time of publication and is updated every 3 years.
An early report from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/U.S.
(1) According to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women accounted for 64% of heterosexually acquired infections, 89% of those among 13-19-year-olds and more than half of those in each racial or ethnic group examined.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been deeply committed to maximizing the success of the REACH 2010 Project.
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