Ending Epidemics

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CDC strives to end the epidemics of our time. The agency has made significant progress on ambitious goals such as the elimination of new HIV infections and the reduction in opioid overdoses. CDC is also committed to improving actions that stem seasonal influenza, developing and using new answers for antibiotic resistance, and reducing type 2 diabetes. When epidemics like these occur, we work to quickly detect and address them, including tracking and eliminating dangerous infections in hospitals and clinics and investigating deadly viruses and bacteria. Our work reduces the potential impact of epidemics in America.

Page last reviewed: December 14, 2020