Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (or CDC) is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services based in Atlanta. It works to protect public health and safety by providing information to enhance health decisions, and it promotes health through partnerships with state health departments and other organizations. The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease prevention and control (especially infectious diseases), environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, injury prevention and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

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The CDC was founded in 1942 during World War II as the Office of National Defense Malaria Control Activities.[1] Preceding its founding, organizations with global influence in malaria control were the Malaria Commission of the League of Nations and the Rockefeller Foundation.[2] The Rockefeller Foundation greatly supported malaria control,[2] sought to have the governments take over some of its efforts, and collaborated with the agency.[3]

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