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Updates from the Field: Protecting Health and Building Capacity Globally

A newsletter from CDC Center for Global Health, Division of Global Health Protection.

Field investigation of an outbreak affecting schoolchildren in Kajana Village, Tanzania, 2017.

Field investigation of an outbreak affecting schoolchildren in Kajana Village, Tanzania, 2017.

Winter 2017, Issue 26:

Getting Ahead of the Next Pandemic

The Division of Global Health Protection works to protect Americans and people worldwide from public health threats by working with partners to build capacity, advance research, and respond in times of crisis. In this issue of Updates from the Field, learn how we empower countries to eliminate outbreaks abroad, so we don’t have to fight them here at home. To print this issue, please go to Updates from the Field Newsletter Issue 26 – Print Version [16.3MB, 20 Pages].

EID Journal Supplement: Global Health Security

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The threats keep coming: SARS in 2003; pandemic influenza in 2009; the largest Ebola outbreak in history in 2014; Zika in 2015. Since then, there have been regional outbreaks of chikungunya, yellow fever, and H7N9 influenza, among hundreds of others. And multidrug resistant superbugs have emerged globally in just the past few years. How does CDC fulfill its mission to keep America safe from dangerous diseases?

The first-ever special supplement to CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) journal details progress made in preventing, detecting, and responding to public health threats around the world.

EID is a peer-reviewed journal established to promote the recognition of new and reemerging infectious diseases around the world. The special supplement on global health security includes more than 30 articles with details and examples of how CDC is advancing global health security in collaboration with Ministries of Health, the World Health Organization, U.S. governmental agencies, and external partners.

Articles in the supplement demonstrate how CDC’s global health security work has strengthened public health response capabilities, particularly in the areas of surveillance, laboratory, workforce, emergency management and response, and timely evaluation and research.

Learn more about these accomplishments and the key ideas behind our work at