Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Home Page: http://www.cdc.gov
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – Find a Country or Region: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list/
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the nation’s leading organization providing information about public health. The CDC is a science-based, data-driven, service organization established in 1946 in Atlanta, Georgia. Their initial focus was malaria, typhus, and other infectious diseases. Reporting today to the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC’s work has expanded to include all infectious diseases, occupational health, toxic chemicals, injury, chronic diseases, health statistics, and birth defects.
The CDC website provides detailed, country-specific information for travelers, general information about travel related illnesses, and travel health guidelines.
CDC Mission Statement:
“CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.”