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National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases (CVH)

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    The National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases (NCZVED) maximizes public health and safety nationally and internationally through the elimination, prevention, and control of disease, disability, and death caused by suspected and confirmed zoonotic, vector- borne, foodborne, waterborne, mycotic, prion and related infections. In carrying out its mission, NCZVED: (1) Provides leadership, expertise, and service in laboratory, medical, and epidemiological sciences throughout the world; (2) conducts applied research aimed to eliminate, prevent, and control disease; (3) translates research findings into public health policies, practices, and programs; (4) provides diagnostic and reference laboratory services to relevant partners; (5) conducts surveillance and research to determine disease distribution, disease determinants, and disease burden nationally and internationally; (6) responds to disease outbreaks domestically and abroad; (7) ensures that public health decisions are made objectively and based upon the highest quality of scientific data; (8) provides technical expertise, education, and training to domestic and international partners; (9) provides leadership to internal and external partners for establishing and maintaining screening, treatment, and other elimination, prevention, and control programs; (10) develops, implements, and evaluates domestic and international public health policies, practices, and programs; (11) communicates information to increase awareness, knowledge, and understanding of public health issues domestically and internationally; (12) aligns the national center focus with the overall strategic goals of the CDC; (13) implements, coordinates, and evaluates programs across CDC, CCID, and NCZVED to optimize public health impact; (14) conducts bioterrorism preparedness activities to prevent or lessen the severity of bioterrorism incidents; (15) builds strategic partnerships with internal and external stake holders; and (16) clarifies the dynamic link between animals, people, and the environment to maximize public health impact. (Approved 3/22/2007) Publication date from document propertes. NCZVEDfs.pdf
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