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Division of Bacterial Diseases (DBD)

Our Mission

The mission of the Division of Bacterial Diseases (DBD) is to prevent and control illness and death from vaccine-preventable and other respiratory bacterial diseases, in the U.S. and worldwide, through excellence in epidemiologic and laboratory science. This office within the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases plays a critical role in outbreak response, diagnostic epidemiology, vaccine development, and control of respiratory and vaccine-preventable disease nationally and globally.

Our Priorities

  • Improve detection, prevention, and control of respiratory and related invasive bacterial pathogens
  • Accelerate development, introduction, and monitoring of bacterial vaccines domestically
  • Accelerate development, introduction, and monitoring of bacterial vaccines globally
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What We Do

The Division of Bacterial Diseases serves as the primary contact regarding bacterial respiratory and vaccine-preventable diseases. In addition to serving as experts in the area of bacterial respiratory and vaccine-preventable disease issues, we also:

  • Assure the overall quality of the science relating to bacterial respiratory and vaccine-preventable disease
  • Review, prepare, and coordinate congressional testimony and briefing documents related to these diseases, and analyze programmatic and policy implications of legislative proposals
  • Advise CDC, OID, and NCIRD on policy matters concerning DBD programs and activities
  • Provide statistical methodology and participate in outbreak investigations and disease reporting systems for ongoing surveillance
  • Develop new methods or adapt existing methods for statistical applications in epidemiologic or laboratory research studies
  • Provide statistical consultation for epidemiologic and laboratory research studies
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DBD Newsletter

About the Bulletin

DBD publishes a newsletter to update staff and interested stakeholders about ongoing Division activities. The first issue was released in December 2008.

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DBD Stories

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Division Contact Information

Division Topics

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Outbreak Resources

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