Communicable Disease Center activities, 1949-1950.
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Communicable Disease Center activities, 1949-1950.

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      On cover: Epidemic aid, Operations, Training, Laboratory services, Investigations.

      The Communicable Disease Center, organizationally a Division of the Bureau of State Services · of the Public Health Service, primarily is concerned with assisting State health authorities in the control and prevention of communicable diseases. Headquarters and major installations of the Center are located in Atlanta, Ga., but operations extend to all of the States and Territorial possessions of the United States; and specialized installations are located .outside of Atlanta, including Technical Development Services, Savannah, Ga.; Virus and Rickettsia Laboratories, Montgomery, Ala.; Western CDC Laboratories, San Francisco, Calif.; Office of Midwestern CDC Services, Kansas City, Kans.; malaria observation stations in Newton, Ga., Manning, S. C., and Helena, Ark.; nine field training centers in strategically located cities in different sections of the country; and a variety of investigative .projects in a number of States.

      This report is a summary of accomplishments and undertakings and not a catalog of activities. Composite end results are emphasized and details concerned with their attainment are omitted or abbreviated. The absence of specific reference to cooperating State health departments, PHS Regional Offices, and other collaborating agencies entails no depreciation of the contribution of each to overall accomplishments. Reports of the activities of individual States and Regions, particularly malaria and typhus control in States, included in previous CDC Activities Reports have been omitted this year in order to avoid burdensome repetition. Composite statistical summaries of malaria and typhus control operations reflect activities within the respective States. Failure to record the varied activities of administrative and management units does not mean that the contribution from that quarter was small or unimportant. Information presented in this summary was abstracted from reports prepared by the component units of the Center, Regional CDC Representatives, and cooperating State health departments. The material has been organized as an integrated account of CDC operations, using the topical approach adopted in 1949.

      Introduction -- Operational Control Programs: Malaria, Murine typhus, Rabies, Dysentery and diarrhea -- Investigations and Studies: Poliomyelitis-fly control, Dysentery and diarrhea-fly control, Malaria, Murine typhus, Plague, Encephalitis, Brucellosis, Q fever, Acute conjunctivitis, Tularemia, Salmonellosis, Creeping eruption, Leprosy, Histoplasmosis, Insecticides, Larvicides, Insecticide resistance, Rodenticides, Ectoparasite control, Desensitization of aircraft, Radioactive isotope laboratory, equipment development -- Laboratory Activities -- Training Activities: Training aid production -- Epidemic and Disaster Aid -- Appendix: Results of investigations, studies, and research activities carried on by Center personnel are recorded in papers prepared for publication in technical and professional journals and for presentation before public health groups and various scientific association. During fiscal year 1950 the following papers were cleared for publication or presentation.

      Federal Security Agency, Public Health Service, Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

      73 numbered pages

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