Why Consider CDC?

Richard Schieber, MD, MPH
Government Research
Public Health
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CDC has been in the news a lot lately. In 2001, the agency emerged from a period where, for the most part, it conducted its work competently but quietly, largely below the radar of the media. As the nation's lead disease prevention agency, CDC has led or assisted greatly in investigating weaponized anthrax attacks; worker safety at the World Trade Center site after 9/11; West Nile Virus in 2002; SARS, ...