Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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Cen·ters for Dis·ease Con·trol and Pre·ven·tion (CDC),

(sen'tĕrz dis-ēz kon-trōl prē-ven'shŭn),
The U.S. federal facility for disease eradication, epidemiology, and education with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, which encompasses the Center for Infectious Diseases, Center for Environmental Health, Center for Health Promotion and Education, Center for Prevention Services, Center for Professional Development and Training, and Center for Occupational Safety and Health. Formerly named Center for Disease Control (1970), Communicable Disease Center (1946).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

a federal agency of the U.S. government that provides facilities and services for the investigation, identification, prevention, and control of disease. It is concerned with all of the epidemiological aspects and the laboratory diagnosis of disease. Immunization programs, quarantine regulations and programs, laboratory standards, and community surveillance for disease are among the activities of the CDC, which is located in Atlanta. Many state and local health workers and scientists receive training in specific techniques there. Originally the Communicable Disease Center, it was concerned only with communicable diseases; today its interests include environmental health, smoking, malnutrition, poisoning, and issues in occupational health. The name was changed again in 1992 to include its prevention function.
The premier epidemiologic agency in the world which operates under the US Department of Health and Human Services and is located in Atlanta, Georgia; its mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury and disability; it is nonregulatory and has 11 centers, offices and institutes

Cen·ters for Dis·ease· Con·trol· and Pre·ven·tion

(CDC) (sen'tĕrz di-zēz' kŏn-trōl' prĕven'shŭn)
The U.S. federal facility for disease eradication, epidemiology, and education headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, which encompasses the Center for Infectious Diseases, Center for Environmental Health, Center for Health Promotion and Education, Center for Prevention Services, Center for Professional Development and Training, and Center for Occupational Safety and Health. It maintains several coding sets included in HIPAA standards (e.g., ICD-9-CM codes). Formerly named the Center for Disease Control (1970) and the Communicable Disease Center (1946).

Cen·ters for Dis·ease Con·trol and Pre·ven·tion

(CDC) (sen'tĕrz di-zēz' kŏn-trōl' prĕ-ven'shŭn)
The U.S. federal facility for disease eradication, epidemiology, and education with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

n the federal facility for disease eradication, epidemiology, and education, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
In 1992, the year Edwin died, tennis great Arthur Ashe announced he had AIDS; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated 140,000 168,000 persons were living with AIDS in the United States (2); the International AIDS Society moved its 8th International Conference from Boston to Amsterdam in protest of US policy on HIV-infected travelers; and the Food and Drug Administration was some 3 years off approving the first protease inhibitor, saquinavir.
1)Source: Cigarette Smoking Among Adults -- United States, 2003, MMWR Weekly, May 27, 2005, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA; ([dagger]) All Saints Healthcare System, Racine, Wisconsin, USA; ([double dagger]) Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; and ([section]) Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
The General Information section provides a list of links to federal and international health data resources including health alerts and advisories, the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, and the homepage for the National Center for Infectious Diseases of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
announced today that it will collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on several public education initiatives involving health risks associated with rodents, mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and other household pests.
McDougal, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop A25, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA: fax: 404-639-2726; email: jsm3@cdc.
Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the primary goal of this centers program is to develop applied intervention and prevention methods based on basic research findings.
SiteScape(R), the premier provider of secure web-based workflow and collaboration solutions, today announced that the company has recently won contracts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
Meltzer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The NIEHS, along with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, the Office of Research on Women's Health, the Office of Disease Prevention, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, invites applications to study promising interventions that would target environmental factors that contribute to inappropriate weight gain in children, adolescents, and adults.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 300 million people worldwide will have diabetes by 2025.
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