What We Do

If CDC is in the headlines, chances are good that it’s a story we’re involved in. That’s because the work of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) is about protecting America’s health, safety, and security. We do this by keeping people safe from hundreds of infections ranging from A to Z—anthrax to sepsis, Salmonella food poisoning to Zika.

NCEZID is ground zero when there’s an outbreak of infectious disease. We have world-class scientists, researchers, laboratories, and emergency responders to protect people from