The mission of the Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP) is to maximize public health and safety nationally and internationally through the diagnosis, prevention, and control of disease, disability, and death caused by suspected and known viral, bacterial, prion, and related infections.
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Branches and Offices
Provides leadership and management for the programs and activities in DHCPP.
Works to facilitate, sponsor, and coordinate research and program activities that seek to attain optimal health for people and animals through an integrated approach considering the interrelatedness among humans, animals, and the environment in which they live.
Responsible for coordinating various activities and programs related to prion diseases and similar disease outcomes.
Responsible for the prevention and control of illness and death due to a varied group of zoonotic and environmental bacterial pathogens, and unexplained critical illness and deaths.
Responsible for conducting research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and factors that relate to this illness and for laboratory-based studies of human papilloma virus (HPV).
Responsible for conducting laboratory studies and investigations of severe infectious disease of unknown etiologies. Additionally, IDPB works to identify new or previously unrecognized pathogens.
Responsible for surveillance, control, and prevention of illness and death due to poxviruses and rabies.
Responsible for the prevention and control of illness and death due to a varied group of highly pathogenic viruses, including hemorrhagic fever viruses.