Global disease detection : advancing the science of global public health
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Global disease detection : advancing the science of global public health

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      Did You Know

      • Three of the top 10 causes of death globally are from infectious diseases?

      • Most of these deaths are occurring in low- and middle-income countries?

      • About 2/3 of the world’s countries remain unprepared to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats?

      How We Help

      • CDC’s Global Disease Detection program rapidly detects, accurately identifies, and promptly contains emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorist threats to promote global health security. We track outbreaks and deploy staff through the Global Disease Detection Operations Center.

      Where We Are

      • Bangladesh, Central America (Guatemala), Central Asia (Kazakhstan), China, Egypt, India, Kenya, South Africa, South Caucasus (country of Georgia), and Thailand.

      By the Numbers

      Ten GDD Centers have extended support to nearly 50 countries

      • Discovered 12 pathogens new to the world

      • 75M+ people under surveillance for key infectious diseases and syndromes

      • 30-40 GDD Operations Center monitors 30 – 40 public health threats daily



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