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Public Health Matters

Keeping Tabs on Deadly Diseases

CDC is responsible for protecting the public from a host of health threats, including some pretty scary pathogens, like Ebola virus or anthrax for example. One way we do this is through our Select Agents Program which is responsible for governing and regulating the use of certain pathogens by research facilities and labs around the world.

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Archived Press Materials

illustration of a newspaper An archive of materials about anthrax released to the press.


Feature Stories

Hungry, Hungry Hippos

Hippos, hunting for food, start a chain of events leading to an outbreak of anthrax…


Florida Retiree Gets—and Survives—Anthrax

A Florida man picked up a deadly type of Anthrax infection on a 3-week vacation with his wife…


CDC Responds to Anthrax - 2001

In 2001, the nation suffered multiple bioterrorism attacks when Anthrax spores were sent in the mail…