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5 ways CDC helped you last year

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    Five ways CDC helped you last year
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    “Science, surveillance, and service. We bring it all together to protect Americans 24/7.”-Michael F. Iademarco, MD, MP, Rear Admiral, U.S. Public Health Servic, Director, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    1. Trained public health workers, laboratorians, and healthcare workers worldwide through more than 372,000 hours of continuing education aimed at improving health

    2. 149 Epidemic Intelligence Service officers actively responded to public health threats within the U.S. and around the world

    3. Released more than 400 scientific reports in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, including a year-long series dedicated to promoting the health of rural Americans

    4. Ensured that the 260,000 U.S. clinical laboratories had access to training, guidance, and conducted each year—about 40 tests per year for every person living in the United States

    5. Tracked 65% of emergency room visits nationwide within 48 hours, providing near real-time data on symptoms and emerging health threats including natural disasters


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