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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Tribune News network Doha Qatar has been listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the top ten countries in the world that is on track for the elimination of the Hepatitis C virus, according to Dr Muna al Maslamani, Medical Director of Hamad Medical Corporation's Communicable Disease Center (CDC).
Qatar has been listed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as one of the top 10 countries in the world that is on track for the elimination of the Hepatitis C virus, according to Dr Muna al-Maslamani, medical director of Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Communicable Disease Center. "We have launched the National Qatar Strategy for Hepatitis Control 2018-2022, following the launch of a plan in December 2014, a collaboration between HMC and the Ministry of Public Health," she pointed out.
Muna Al Maslamani, Medical Director of Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Communicable Disease Center (CDC), says: "Qatar has remained proactive in its efforts to prevent the spread of infectious diseases among the population.
An official at the Communicable Disease Center, which later became the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he was selected in 1966 to lead the then seemingly futile effort to eradicate smallpox.
Since the agency's launch as the Communicable Disease Center on July 1, 1946, CDC's primary mission has been improving public health in the United States and around the world through prevention and preparedness.
However, by 1949 he was restive in academia and was attracted to the challenge of becoming the first chief epidemiologist of the newly established Communicable Disease Center (now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]) in Atlanta, Georgia, a position he held for over 20 years.
Public Health Service's Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga., told SCIENCE SERVICE....
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She is Chief of the Epidemic Investigations Laboratory, Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, GA.
Public Health Service charged with malaria control in war areas, it became the Communicable Disease Center in 1946.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP, formerly called the Communicable Disease Center and then, until recently, the Centers for Disease Control) estimate that between one and 10 of every 10,000 persons in this country are afflicted with this distressing disease.
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