Pink eye—or conjunctivitis—is common and spreads easily. It sometimes needs medical treatment, depending on the cause. CDC helps you to know the symptoms, when to seek treatment, and how to help prevent it.
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.
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.
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.
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