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CDC has been working around the world for more than 60 years.

Disease knows no borders. In today’s interconnected world, diseases can spread from an isolated, rural village to any major city in as little as 36 hours. The U.S. cannot protect its borders and the health of its citizens without addressing diseases elsewhere in the world. CDC works 24/7 to protect Americans and save lives around the world by detecting and controlling outbreaks at their source. In addition, CDC helps other countries increase their ability to prevent, detect, and respond to health threats on their own.

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A disease threat anywhere is a disease threat everywhere.
CDC is working 24/7 to prevent, detect, and respond to many types of health threats.

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CDC works 24/7 around the globe to stop health threats at their source.

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  • Page last updated: September 22, 2017
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