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Definition of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 
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the US government office in Atlanta, Georgia, that works to protect Americans from infectious and other diseases. It counts the numbers of cases, does medical research and sends out health information to the public. CDC was established in 1946 and is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.