CDC Fact Sheets

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From the food you eat, to the air you breathe, to staying safe wherever you are, CDC′s mission touches all aspects of daily life. CDC researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, economists, communicators, educators, technologists, epidemiologists and many other professionals all contribute their expertise to improving public health. The fact sheets below tell the story.

Below you′ll find a collection of articles and easy-to-read fact sheets that explain how CDC′s work protects you, your family, your friends and your community.

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Learn key facts, prevention tips and take a quiz to test your knowledge about common and serious diseases for people of all ages.

Page last reviewed: April 1, 2019