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Fact Of the Week

Fact of the Week

Ever wonder how CDC scientists merge old-fashioned detective work with high-tech science to crack the cases of mystery diseases? Get the Story! Visit the David J. Sencer CDC Museum at CDC Headquarters. The museum is free and open to the public so we would like to see you soon.

Caterpillar photo by James Gathany

Now on Display

Visit the David J. Sencer CDC Museum to view the work of Jim Gathany. For the past 30 years, Gathany has documented CDC’s scientific achievements and history. A Lens on CDC celebrates Gathany’s incredible contributions to CDC.


CDC Fights Zika

The Zika outbreak continues globally and the continental US has seen its first cases of mosquito-borne spread. CDC is still working to fight the virus and its devastating health effects.

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.

CDC Works for You 24-7

CDC works for you 24-7
In uncertain times, safeguarding America’s health and security is more important than ever.

Steps To Improve Lab Safety

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.