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Pathogen hunting in Guatemala - In 2011, the Global Disease Detection (GDD) Regional Center in Guatemala worked closely with CDC’s Division of Vectorborne Diseases and Universidad del Valle de Guatemala in rural and urban regions of Guatemala to collect specimens from bats to determine the prevalence of pathogens, including novel types of Bartonella, known to be associated with bats. Bartonella is recognized as a significant cause of acute and chronic disease globally. 
For more than 60 years, CDC has used its scientific expertise to help people throughout the world live healthier, safer, longer lives. CDC's Center for Global Health coordinates and manages the agency's resources and expertise to address global challenges such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, emergency and refugee health, non-communicable diseases, injuries, and more.

The Center for Global Health leads the execution of CDC's global health approach, working in partnership to assist Ministries of Health to plan, manage effectively, and evaluate health programs; achieve U.S. Government program and international organization goals to improve health, including disease eradication and elimination targets; expand CDC's global health programs that focus on the leading causes of mortality, morbidity and disability, especially chronic disease and injuries; generate and apply new knowledge to achieve health goals; and strengthen health systems and their impact. CDC remains committed to ensuring that every dollar spent achieves maximum public health impact.

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  • Page last updated: January 28, 2013
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