Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. Division of Emergency Operations.
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Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. Division of Emergency Operations.

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      When a disaster occurs, CDC must respond effectively and support international, national, state, local, tribal, territorial, and private sector public health emergency response partners. The Division of Emergency Operations (DEO) is responsible for the overall coordination of CDC’s preparedness, assessment, response, recovery, and evaluation prior to and during public health emergencies. This includes:

      • Operating the CDC Emergency Operations Center for monitoring and coordinating response activities

      • Developing response plans, training, conducting exercises, and evaluating CDC’s ability to respond following an exercise or a real incident

      Includes chronology of CDC Public Health Responses, 2001-2011.

      2001: World Trade Center Attacks; Anthrax Attacks

      2002: West Nile Virus

      2003: Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster; SARS; Monkey Pox; Northeast Blackout; Hurricane Isabel; Influenza; California Wildfi res; Ricin; Tularemia; Anthrax; BSE (Mad Cow Disease)

      2004: Influenza VaccineS hortage; Guam Typhoon; Ricin Domestic Response; G8 Summit; Summer Olympics; Democratic National Convention; Republican National Convention; Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jean; West Nile Virus; Tsunami

      2005: Marburg Virus; Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma

      2006: Tropical Ernesto; Mumps; E.coli

      2007: XDR/MDR TB; Hurricane Dean

      2008: Satellite intercept; Salmonella and E. coli outbreaks;Hurricane Dolly; Tropical Storm Edouard; Hurricanes Fay, Gustav, Hanna, and Ike

      2009: Salmonella typhimurium outbreak; Presidential Inauguration, H1N1 Influenza

      2010: NH Anthrax; Haiti Earthquake; Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Haiti Cholera

      2011: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami


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