Global Disease Detection (GDD) Program

African buffalo carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans

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Early warning for international outbreaks is critical. We build capacity to detect, identify and contain emerging infectious diseases through ten state-of-the-art Global Disease Detection Centers in different regions of the world. We respond to high-profile public health events such as Ebola, polio eradication, MERS-CoV, cholera, and Nipah virus, while increasing our engagement in the agency’s global health security activities.