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What is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, is a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services. The Atlanta-based federal agency helps promote and protect your health by finding ways to control and prevent injury, disability, and disease. It responds to public health emergencies and helps states create a response.

From: Swine Flu Glossary WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC.

World Health Organization.

Department of Health & Human Services: "Pandemic Influenza Plan."

CARE Pandemic and Avian Flu blog: "Case classifications: What are suspected, probable, and confirmed cases?"

FDA: "FDA approves Rapivab to treat flu infection."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC.

World Health Organization.

Department of Health & Human Services: "Pandemic Influenza Plan."

CARE Pandemic and Avian Flu blog: "Case classifications: What are suspected, probable, and confirmed cases?"

FDA: "FDA approves Rapivab to treat flu infection."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

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