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Fact Of the Week

Fact of the Week

CDC research shows that about 1 in 9 women experience symptoms of postpartum depression—depression that occurs after having a baby. If you think you may be depressed, seek treatment from your health care provider as soon as possible.

Ebola: People ● Public Health ● Political Will


Ebola: People ● Public Health ● Political Will, an investigation of the historic 2014-2016 Ebola Fever Virus epidemic in West Africa, the United States, and around the world. Now open through June 15, 2018.

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.