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The Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP) improves public health and safety nationally and globally through investigating, monitoring, and controlling sickness, disability, and death caused by highly lethal viral, bacterial, prion, and related infections and diseases of unknown origin. Learn more.

  • Pox Experts - Pox experts discover a new orthopox species in the country of Georgia.
  • Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch - Each year lab scientists in the Special Bacteriology Reference Laboratory (SBRL) identify 4-5 new species of bacteria.
  • Ebola Medical Camp - Responding to outbreaks of rare and deadly diseases worldwide.
Prion and Public Health Office (PPHO)
Responsible for coordinating various activities and programs related to prion diseases and similar dis…
Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch (BSPB)
Responsible for the prevention and control of illness and death due to a varied group of zoonotic and …
Chronic Viral Diseases Branch (CVDB)
Responsible for conducting research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and factors that relate to this …
Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch (IDPB)
Responsible for conducting laboratory studies and investigations of severe infectious disease of unkno…
Poxvirus and Rabies Branch
Responsible for surveillance, control, and prevention of illness and death due to poxviruses and rabie…
Viral Special Pathogens Branch (VSPB)
Responsible for the investigation of Ebolavirus, Marburgvirus, Lassa fever virus, Rift Valley fever vi…
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