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Fact Of the Week

Fact of the Week

Congenital cytomegalovirus (pronounced sy-toe-MEG-a-low-vy-rus) or congenital CMV for short can cause birth defects. About one out of every 200 babies is born with congenital CMV.

1918 Influenza Pandemic Exhibit


Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. This exhibition focuses on historic American images—accompanied by their original captions—depicting military personnel, medical staff, Red Cross workers, and civilians impacted by influenza

Flu Shot

Influenza (flu) Updates

Flu activity peaked and is below the national baseline. Though the flu season is coming to a close, CDC routinely recommends flu vaccination as long as influenza viruses are circulating.​

CDC Head Quarters

CDC Organization

The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. View CDC's Official Mission Statements/Organizational Charts to learn more about CDC′s organizational structure.

I Am CDC - Meet the Staff

I’ve had several roles at CDC since I joined the agency 11 years ago. In one of them, I led a laboratory unit that made seed viruses for vaccines during the 2009 influenza pandemic.


Steps To Improve Lab Safety

Lab worker

CDC laboratories routinely work with some of the most deadly germs in the world – identifying health threats and conducting vital public health research. CDC constantly develops and reviews extensive laboratory guidelines and procedures to protect both the public and laboratory workers.