Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States. The CDC is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services, headquartered near Atlanta, Georgia. Its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability in the US and internationally. The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease control and prevention. It especially focuses its attention on infectious disease, food borne pathogens, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, injury prevention and educational activities designed to improve the health of United States citizens. In addition, the CDC researches and provides information on non-infectious diseases such as obesity and diabetes and is a founding member of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes.


CDC supporting response to new Ebola outbreak in North Kivu/Democratic Republic of the Congo

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 9, 2018Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 CDC has been responding and coordinating with the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since a new outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu province was reported on July 30, 2018. Early response is critical […]


The Number of Women with Opioid Use Disorder at Labor and Delivery Quadrupled from 1999-2014

Press Release The number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) at labor and delivery more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, according to a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This first-ever multi-state analysis of trends – published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality […]


CDC Hosts International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 7, 2018Contact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 Who                The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Task Force for Global Health, Inc., will host the 2018 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta later this month. What:             ICEID 2018 is the 10th […]


Contaminated Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad Update

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 1, 2018Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 CDC continues to advise consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell recalled Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad, which has been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections. Read the Food Safety Alert Update: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/sandiego-07-18/index.html Updates: Since […]


New Data Show Dramatic Progress in Namibia Toward HIV Epidemic Control and Substantial Gaps in Cote d'Ivoire and Cameroon

Press Release For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 25, 2018Contact:Media Relations(404) 639-3286 PEPFAR MEDIA CONTACT:David Haroz+1 202-445-3269 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (July 25, 2018)—The Government of the Republic of Namibia, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ICAP at Columbia […]


New Data Show Dramatic Progress in Namibia Toward HIV Epidemic Control and Substantial Gaps in Cote d'Ivoire and Cameroon

Press Release For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 25, 2018Contact:Media Relations(404) 639-3286 PEPFAR MEDIA CONTACT:David Haroz+1 202-445-3269 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (July 25, 2018)—The Government of the Republic of Namibia, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ICAP at Columbia […]


Statement from CDC Regarding Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Declaration on Official End of Ninth Ebola Outbreak

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 24, 2018Contact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 The U.S. Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) commends the dedicated efforts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Public Health and partners to end the ninth reported outbreak of Ebola in that country since […]


Statement from CDC Regarding Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Declaration on Official End of Ninth Ebola Outbreak

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 24, 2018Contact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 The U.S. Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) commends the dedicated efforts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Public Health and partners to end the ninth reported outbreak of Ebola in that country since […]


CDC launches the nation’s first vision and eye health surveillance system

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: Monday, July 23, 2018Contact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 What CDC has developed the nation’s first Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System (VEHSS). Launched in collaboration with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), the VEHSS is designed to help health care professionals, researchers, policymakers, and state health […]


CDC launches the nation’s first vision and eye health surveillance system

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: Monday, July 23, 2018Contact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 What CDC has developed the nation’s first Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System (VEHSS). Launched in collaboration with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), the VEHSS is designed to help health care professionals, researchers, policymakers, and state health […]


CDC investigation Update of a Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Contact With Live Poultry

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Friday, July 20, 2018Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 A CDC investigation update of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks has been posted https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyard-flocks-06-18/index.html. Updates: Since the last update on June 8, 2018, 88 more ill people have […]


CDC Investigation Notice: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Products

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 19, 2018Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products is now available: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/reading-07-18/index.html Key Points: CDC and public health and regulatory officials in several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of […]


CDC Investigation Notice: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Products

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 19, 2018Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products is now available: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/reading-07-18/index.html Key Points: CDC and public health and regulatory officials in several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of […]


CDC advises consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 18, 2018Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 CDC advises consumers and retailers not to eat, serve, or sell Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad, which has been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections. Read the Food Safety Alert: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/sandiego-07-18/index.html Key Points: CDC, public health and […]