In 1970 the National Communicable Disease Center (NCDC) is renamed Center for Disease Control (CDC). In 1979 CDC assumes lead responsibility in the US Public Health Service for environmental emergency response.
Visit the David J. Sencer Museum to learn about James Mollison’s breathtaking photography series, Where Children Sleep.
To fully protect Americans we must have the funds we need. It’s been more than 50 years since we’ve seen a birth defect linked to a virus – and never before have we seen this from a mosquito bite.
Steps To Improve Lab Safety
CDC laboratories routinely work with some of the most deadly germs in the world – identifying health threats and conducting vital public health research. CDC constantly develops and reviews extensive laboratory guidelines and procedures to protect both the public and laboratory workers.
- Page last reviewed: July 26, 2016
- Page last updated: July 26, 2016
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