What is CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION?

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(CDC) a U.S. federal agency which plays a central role in public health and safety. Mainly, it is concerned with the prevention and control of infectious diseases, pathogenic microbial infections, and chronic illnesses. It also addresses issues on workplace hazards and environmental threats. Currently one of 13 major Health and Human Services. Founded in 1946.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION: "With the prevalence of many foodborne and airborne pathogens today, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hot on the trail of new strains of virus and bacteria."

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