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.


Annual EIS Conference looks to shape the future of public health – Digital Press Kit

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its 66th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference April 24–27, 2017, in Atlanta. The event showcases recent groundbreaking and often life-saving investigations by EIS officers—better known as CDC’s disease detectives. The conference includes a special session featuring EIS officers […]


66th Annual EIS Conference – Media Advisory

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: Friday, April 21, 2017Contact: CDC Media Relations404-639-3286 What CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) will host the 66th Annual EIS Conference from April 24-27 in Atlanta. During the event, EIS officers—also known as CDC disease detectives—describe the investigations they conducted over the past year. When health […]


CDC assisting investigation of animal material found in packaged salad – Media Statement

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Saturday, April 8, 2017Contact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working with the Florida Department of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to support an investigation of a dead bat that was found in […]


About 1 in 10 U.S. pregnant women with confirmed Zika infection had a fetus or baby with birth defects in 2016 – Press Release

Press Release Embargoed Until: Tuesday, April 4, 2017; 1:00 p.m. ETContact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 Zika infection during pregnancies can cause serious birth defects in babies. Entire Infographic Of the 250 pregnant women who had confirmed Zika infection in 2016, 24 – or about 1 in 10 of them – had […]


CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – Possible Zika virus infections in 44 U.S. states: What can healthcare providers do to help protect pregnant women and their babies? – Media Advisory

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: Monday, April 3, 2017Contact: CDC Media Relations404-639-3286 What In 2016, about 1 in 10 U.S. pregnant women with confirmed Zika infection had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause microcephaly and […]


One in four U.S. middle and high school students say they’ve been exposed to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarettes – Press Release

Press Release Embargoed Until: Monday, March 20, 2017, 11:00 a.m. ETContact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 About one in four U.S. middle and high school students— nearly 6.5 million youths —report being exposed to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarettes at least once within the past 30 days, according to data from the Centers […]


CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on Opioid Overdose Epidemic – Media Advisory

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Contact: CDC Media Relations404-639-3286 Business Pulse: Opioid Overdose Epidemic, launched today by the CDC Foundation, explores how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to protect individuals from the widespread opioid overdose epidemic. This issue also features an […]


CDC identifies potential risk of Zika virus transmission since June 15, 2016, in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties – Media Statement

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Monday, March 13, 2017Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 CDC has identified a potential risk of Zika virus transmission starting on June, 15, 2016, to present in Miami-Dade County, Florida, that also could affect risk for residents of Broward and Palm Beach counties. CDC recently collaborated with […]


CDC Telebriefing: Zika update – Media Advisory

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: Monday, March 13, 2017Contact: CDC Media Relations404-639-3286 What CDC and FDA provide an update on potential increased risk of Zika virus in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Who Denise J. Jamieson, M.D.Incident Commander, CDC Zika Emergency ResponseChief, Women’s Health and Fertility Branch, Division of […]


CDC updates Zika travel guidance for pregnant women to not travel to any area with Zika risk – Media Statement

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Friday, March 10, 2017Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 CDC has updated its Zika travel guidance and now recommends that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection, including areas where the virus has been newly introduced or reintroduced […]


CDC adds 4 countries to interim travel guidance related to Zika virus – Media Statement

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Friday, March 10, 2017Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing spread of Zika virus‎. Today, CDC posted a Zika virus travel notice for Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives and Solomon Islands. CDC has issued travel notices (level 2, “practice enhanced precautions”) for […]


CDC: Outbreak of North American avian influenza A(H7N9) in poultry poses low risk to people – Media Statement

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 8, 2017Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 CDC: Outbreak of North American avian influenza A(H7N9) in poultry poses low risk to people CDC is working closely with USDA APHIS and the Tennessee Department of Health to minimize any human health risk posed by the avian […]