Center for Disease Control (CDC)

The u.s. centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the primary U.S. government agency for protecting the health and safety of all Americans. The CDC strives to objectively measure and inform the U.S. public, Congress, partners, and stakeholders about the state of the public's health. Since it was founded in 1946 to help control malaria, the CDC has remained at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats. According to the CDC, it is globally recognized for conducting research and investigations to improve people's daily lives and respond to 21st ...

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