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- US States and DC: 1,292
- US Territories: 2,842
*Source: Pregnancy Registries as of December 27, 2016
- US States and DC: 4,866
- US Territories: 35,415
*Source: ArboNET as of January 11, 2017
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The CDC Emergency Operations Center (EOC) can be activated in response to natural or manmade disasters, disease outbreaks, and other public health emergencies. Since its inception in September 2001, the EOC has responded to more than 62 public health threats, including hurricanes, foodborne disease outbreaks, the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, and the Haiti cholera outbreak.
COCA prepares clinicians to respond to emerging health threats and public health emergencies by communicating relevant, timely information related to disease outbreaks, disasters, terrorism events, and other health alerts.
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CDC's Health Alert Network (HAN) is CDC's primary method of sharing cleared information about urgent public health incidents with public information officers; federal, state, territorial, and local public health practitioners; clinicians; and public health laboratories.
CDC works 24/7 with state and local health departments to save lives and safeguard communities from public health threats. When states are prepared to detect or respond rapidly to threats, communities are better protected. CDC plays a critical role in preparing states because of its unique expertise in responding to infectious, occupational, or environmental incidents.
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