CDC has collaborated with public health institutions in Central America since the 1960s. Through these alliances, CDC has been able to address the region’s priority challenges from malaria to flu. These alliances have increased from a single field station in El Salvador to a regional office in Guatemala. CDC’s current programs include HIV/AIDS, the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), and the Influenza Preparedness, Detection, and Response program.
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CDC office (physical presence)
No U.S. Assignees
1 Locally Employed
El Salvador at a Glance
Per capita income: $6,420
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 77/67 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 20/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011
Top 10 Causes of DeathSource: El Salvador MOH, 2011
- Ischaemic heart disease
- Liver diseases
- Other heart diseases
- Head trauma
- Genitourinary system diseases
- Perinatal diseases
- Gastrointestinal diseases
What CDC Is Doing
CDC Zika Updates
In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.
In response, CDC has issued travel notices for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.
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