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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pronunciation: sen′tĕrz dis-ēz kon-trōl prē-ven′shŭn

Definition: The U.S. federal facility for disease eradication, epidemiology, and education with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, which encompasses the Center for Infectious Diseases, Center for Environmental Health, Center for Health Promotion and Education, Center for Prevention Services, Center for Professional Development and Training, and Center for Occupational Safety and Health. Formerly named Center for Disease Control (1970), Communicable Disease Center (1946).

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