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Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

Promptly recognize and rapidly report

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Emerging Tickborne Diseases

Watch this encore presentation of Public Health Grand Rounds

Rabies: A Forgotten Killer

Rabies: A Forgotten Killer

Greatest risk comes from wildlife, especially bats. Read the latest Vital Signs report here.

Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Nutrition

Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Nutrition

Watch the most recent session of Public Health Grand Rounds.

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Enjoy the comfort and benefits of contact lenses while lowering your chance of complications. Failure to wear, clean, and store your lenses as directed by your eye doctor raises the risk of developing serious infections.

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The David J. Sencer CDC Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, uses award-winning exhibits and innovative programing to educate visitors about the value of public health, and presents the rich heritage and vast accomplishments of CDC. The CDC Museum is the only part of CDC open to the public. Schedule your visit today! Admission and parking are free.

I'm not supposed to be the one to pick which sneakers I'm going to bury him in - Anne Marie

From 1999 to 2017, more than 200,000 people died from overdoses related to prescription opioids. Prescription opioids can be addictive and dangerous. Learn more about prescription opioids misuse and overdose, data, and prevention resources at CDC.

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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

Almost 4 years ago, I landed at CDC in the Injury Center in an unconventional way. I’ve always loved science, and specifically the interplay between the brain and human behavior.

CDC Works for You 24-7

CDC is the nation’s health protection agency, working 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic. CDC increases the health security of our nation.

Page last reviewed: August 16, 2019