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Protecting Central America from Health Threats


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has collaborated with public health institutions in Central America since the 1960s. In 2005, CDC formally established the Central America Regional (CAR) office in Guatemala, also covering Panama, Belize, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. CDC works to strengthen surveillance, laboratory and workforce development, and to respond to public health threats such as HIV, tuberculosis, dengue, Zika, and COVID-19.

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Page last reviewed: August 11, 2020
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