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A potentially contaminated grassland pasture tested during an investigation of a human cutaneous anthrax outbreak in the Kakheti region, Eastern Georgia, 2012.
map of Georgia

CDC has a strong relationship with the country of Georgia. Partnering with Georgia’s National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) and other ministries, CDC helps develop institutional capacity to detect and respond to disease outbreaks. CDC provides ongoing technical assistance in outbreak investigation and development of laboratory and epidemiologic capacity in surveillance for a variety of health risk areas, including enteric diseases, botulism, extremely dangerous pathogens, and reproductive health.

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CDC office (physical presence)
2 U.S. Assignees
3 Locally Employed

IconGeorgia at a Glance

Population: 4,329,000
Per capita income: $4,700
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 79/69 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 28/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2011

IconTop 10 Causes of Death

  1. Ischaemic Heart Disease 36%
  2. Stroke 23%
  3. Cancer 11%
  4. Other Circulatory/Heart Diseases 4%
  5. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 3%
  6. Hypertensive Heart Disease 3%
  7. Rheumatic Heart Disease 2%
  8. Cirrhosis 2%
  9. Diabetes 1%
  10. Road Injury 1%

Source: GBD Compare (, 2010

What CDC Is Doing

Field workers in Georgia
  • Over 140 specialists from human and animal health sectors of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan received specialized epidemiology and laboratory training since 2009.
  • SC/FELTP investigated 12 outbreaks in 2011 that identified reporting issues currently being addressed by NCDC.
  • SC-FELTP outbreak investigations discovered a harmful type of E.coli new to Georgia, leading to active surveillance for this type of bacterium in 2011.
  • Page last reviewed: December 5, 2013
  • Page last updated: December 5, 2013
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