What’s in an environment?

Every year, more than 193 countries celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. Earth Day reminds all of us of our personal and collective responsibility to preserve and protect the environment. Protecting the environment also helps us protect our health. The word “environment” means different things for different people. For some the environment is the natural […]

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Battling Biting Mosquitoes and Jumping Genes in 2016

NCEZID microbiologist Jane Basile shows how to use the new yellow fever test kit that in less than 4 hours yields results that are as accurate as the older 2-day test. Last year, an expert from the CDC National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases (NCEZID) found himself in an unlikely position: guest starring on […]

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10 Ways CDC Gets Ready For Emergencies

Dr. Stephen Redd, Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response One of the best parts of my job is the opportunity to learn from a wide range of experiences. We have an obligation to not only respond to emergencies today, but to prepare for tomorrow by learning from the past. Our work extends to […]

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