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Definition – What does the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) mean?

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services in the USA. The CDC works around the clock to protect the citizens of the United States from health, safety and security threats that emanate from both within the United States and offshore. As America’s health protection agency, the CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects the country against expensive and dangerous health threats.

HSSE World explains the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies and defines preventable health problems and maintains active surveillance of diseases through epidemiologic and laboratory investigations, along with data collection, analysis and distribution. The CDC is responsible for the introduction and control of infectious diseases. The organization provides consultation and assistance to other countries and international agencies to assist in their disease prevention and control.

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