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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - CDC

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1600 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30333

800-232-4636 (Voice - Toll-free, 8:00am to 8:00pm (M-F) EST)
888-232-6348 (Voice - TTY)


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States. CDC's Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. CDC is composed of the Office of the Director, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Center for Global Health, and five Offices, including Public Health Preparedness and Response; State and Local Support; Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services; Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health; and Infectious Diseases. CDC employs more than 15,000 employees in more than 50 countries and in 168 occupational categories.

Online Resources

Print Resources

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and MMWR Annual Summary--information on infectious diseases in the United States.

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Review Date

Wed Jul 6, 2011