CDC 70th Anniversary: 7 Decades of Firsts

CDC 70th Anniversary: 7 Decades of Firsts

From the time that CDC was founded 70 years ago we have successfully controlled, contained, and even eliminated many health threats. Our vigilance at continuously combatting new and serious diseases that emerge daily and require immediate attention continues today.

The CDC’s 70th Anniversary is a great time to take a retro-futuristic look at the organization’s many accomplishments, and to ensure it continues to work worldwide to protect all of humanity from health, safety and security threats, and is able to respond when such threats arise, by putting proven science into action. Learn More about CDC’s 7 Decades of Firsts.

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Celebrating 7 Decades Of Firsts

Celebrating 7 Decades Of FirstsWhen you think of CDC, what comes to mind? Back in the beginning, it was mosquitoes and malaria. On July 1, 1946, the Communicable Disease Center (CDC) was founded by a visionary leader in public health, Dr. Joseph Mountin. 


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