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National Center for Infectious Diseases (CVC)
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    Plans, directs, and coordinates a national program to improve the identification, investigations, diagnosis, prevention, and control of infectious diseases. In carrying out the mission, the Center: (1) provides leadership in investigation and diagnosis of infectious diseases of public health significance; (2) maintains surveillance of infectious diseases, disability, and death; (3) conducts applied and operational research related to definition, distribution, diagnosis, prevention, and control of infectious diseases, including vaccine development; (4) administers a biological reagents program which includes research on production, development of guidelines for production and utilization, and standardization, production, and distribution of reference reagents; (5) produces, evaluates, and distributes experimental vaccines, antisera and antitoxins, skin test antigens, and immune serum globulins to control and prevent laboratory infections and to prevent or minimize illness in certain population groups; (6) produces and distributes microbiological reference and working reagents not commercially available or of unreliable supply; (7) conducts applied research related to vectors of disease; (8) provides epidemic assistance; (9) maintains competence in the detection, identification, and control of rare, exotic, or tropical diseases; (10) provides reference diagnostic services; (11) provides technical assistance to states and localities and to other nations in the investigation, diagnosis, prevention, and control of infectious diseases; (12) provides scientific services in support of CDC=s laboratories; (13) provides epidemic aid to foreign nations and assists other nations in establishing and implementing infectious disease control programs; and (14) collaborates, as appropriate, with other Centers and Offices of the CDC in carrying out the above functions. (Approved 4/4/2002) Publication date from document properties ncidfs.pdf
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