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The museum will be closed June 18 – July 6, 2018 while we install The Refugee Journey to Wellbeing. We will reopen for tours on July 9, 2018. Please plan your visit around these dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Graphic: Ebola - People + Public Health + Political Will, Open Through June 15, 2018

Ever wonder how CDC scientists merge old-fashioned detective work with high-tech science to crack the cases of mystery diseases? Get the Story! Visit the David J. Sencer CDC Museum at CDC Headquarters. This unique museum features award-winning permanent and changing exhibitions that focus on a variety of public health topics, as well as the history of CDC. The museum is free and open to the public so we would like to see you soon.

Now On Display

Stop Ebola

Ebola: People + Public Health + Political Will
June 19, 2017 – June 15, 2018

Ebola: People + Public Health + Political Will is an investigation of the historic 2014-16 Ebola Fever Virus epidemic in West Africa, the United States, and around the world. As the crisis unfolded in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in 2014, it evolved into both a health and humanitarian crisis. When it became clear that Ebola could potentially spread exponentially, threatening global health security, there was a coordinated, massive response.

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Soldiers at Fort Thomas, Kentucky. The fort was quarantined during the worst days of the epidemic. Courtesy National Archives, photo no. 165-WW-269B-032

Soldiers at Fort Thomas, Kentucky. The fort was quarantined during the worst days of the epidemic. Courtesy National Archives, photo no. 165-WW-269B-032

Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Opening April 30, 2018

One hundred years ago, influenza swept the globe quickly, infecting an estimated 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population. Entire communities were devastated here in the United States and about 675,000 Americans lost their lives. The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe in recent history, killing more than 50 million people worldwide. It was the first major disease to be extensively documented through photography.

This exhibition focuses on historic American images—accompanied by their original captions—depicting military personnel, medical staff, Red Cross workers, and civilians impacted by influenza. The images reflect the commitment of doctors, nurses, and volunteers to the cause, a spirit of patriotism, and at times the sense of humor needed when facing such a devastating disease.

Museum Info

  • Hours
    Monday: 9am-5pm
    Tuesday: 9am-5pm
    Wednesday: 9am-5pm
    Thursday: 9am-7pm
    Friday: 9am-5pm
    Closed weekends & federal holidays
  • Location 1600 Clifton Road NE
    Atlanta, GA 30329
  • Phone 404-639-0830
  • Admission & Parking Free; Government–issued photo ID required for adults over the age of 18

Global Health Chronicles

Nigeria. Credit: The Carter Center/E. Staub, The Global Health Chronicles

Global Health Chronicles was launched in collaboration with Emory University’s Libraries, Global Health Institute, and Rollins School of Public Health. The web site is a series of “Chronicles,” each dealing with a different subject.

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  • Page last reviewed: April 17, 2018
  • Page last updated: April 17, 2018
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