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 more than a dozen centers, institutes, and offices include the centers for birth defects and developmental disabilities, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, emerging and zoonotic diseases, environmental health, health statistics, injury prevention and control, immunization and respiratory diseases, and occupational safety and health.
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The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stress the importance of rabies vaccinations for pets, mandatory vaccinations and leash laws, and animal-control programs to prevent the further spread of rabies.
The national Centers for Disease Control recommend that people who suddenly have bloody diarrhea be tested for E.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention oversees U.S.-bound foreign carriers, and when a problem occurs, investigators from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S.
TB cases have risen nationwide, especially among African-Americans and Hispanics, and the Health Department and the national Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are working to avoid an epidemic.
* The low risk of transmission as identified by the national Centers for Disease Control;
His latest effort will likely fail, as did the bill he co-sponsored last year to fund research at the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on gun violence prevention and firearms safety.
Consumer Reports notes that more than 50 million adults in the United States have arthritis, and close to half of them say that the condition limits their daily activities, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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