Public Health Responses Supported by CDC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

When a disaster occurs, CDC responds and supports national, state, and local partners to save lives and reduce suffering. CDC’s Emergency Operations Center serves as CDC’s command center for monitoring emergency response to public health threats in the United States and abroad. Staffed around-the-clock, the EOC is the central point of contact for reporting public health threats, and supports the Secretary’s Operations Center of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response manages the EOC.

EOC Responses Since 2001

  • 2017 Responses Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
  • 2016 Ebola Response; Zika Virus Response; Flint, Michigan Water Contamination Response; Polio
  • 2015 DoD Sample Investigation; Ebola Response; Polio
  • 2014 MERS-CoV; Unaccompanied Children;Ebola Response; Polio Outbreak
  • 2013 Avian Influenza H7N9 Response; Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Multistate Cyclospora Outbreak, Polio
  • 2012 Polio; Multistate Meningitis Outbreak; Hurricane Sandy
  • 2011: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami; Polio Eradication Response (Polio); Hurricane Irene
  • 2010: New Hampshire Anthrax; Haiti Earthquake; Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Haiti Cholera Outbreak
  • 2009: Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak; Presidential Inauguration; H1N1 Influenza; Biowatch; Operation Earthquake
  • 2008: Satellite Intercept; Salmonella and E. Coli Outbreaks; Hurricane Dolly; Tropical Storm Edouard; Hurricanes Gustav, Hanna, and Ike
  • 2007: XDR/MDR TB Patient; Hurricane Dean
  • 2006: Mumps; Tropical Storm Ernesto; E. Coli Outbreaks; E. Coli Spinach/Botulism Outbreak; Rhode Island Mycoplasma
  • 2005: Marburg virus; Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma
  • 2004: Avian Influenza, BioWatch, Influenza Vaccine Shortage; Guam Typhoon; Ricin Domestic Response; Citites Readiness Initiative, G8 Summit; Summer Olympics; Democratic National Convention; Republican National Convention; Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne; West Nile Virus
  • 2003: Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster; SARS; Monkeypox Virus; Northeast Blackout; Hurricane Isabel; Domestic Influenza; California Wildfires; Ricin; Tularemia; Anthrax; Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy BSE (Mad Cow Disease)
  • 2001: World Trade Center Attacks; Anthrax Attacks