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Easing the Burden of Lymphatic Filariasis in Mali

Amidst political uncertainty in Mali, CDC scientists from the Center for Global Health have been working to improve the quality of life for those suffering from lymphatic filariasis, a disfiguring mosquito-borne disease, thanks to funding from the Izumi Foundation to the CDC Foundation.

Tracking Monkeypox

CDC scientists are keeping a pulse on monkeypox, a rare viral disease, originating in the rainforests of Central and West Africa, that can jump from animals to humans. In 2003, a monkeypox outbreak in the U.S. resulted after prairie dogs sold by an exotic pet dealer came in contact with a shipment of infected African rodents.

Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism...Ready or Not?

A report by Trust for America's Health finds key programs that detect and respond to bioterrorism, new disease outbreaks and natural or accidental disasters are at risk due to federal and state budget cuts. Charles Stokes, president and CEO, CDC Foundation, weighs in.

Economic Impact of Smoke-free Policies

Pfizer has teamed up with CDC Foundation and CDC to launch a new initiative to study the economic impact of smoke-free policies on restaurants and bars in nine states.

Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients

A Partnership with Amgen has developed an interactive website called, "3 Steps Toward Preventing Infections During Cancer Treatment," helping cancer patients assess their risk for developing a low white blood cell count, a condition called neutropenia, during chemotherapy.

CDC Releases a Zombie Comic Book

CDC has released a graphic novella, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic," as a fun new way to teach the importance of emergency preparedness.

Taking Concussions Out of Play

Through a CDC Foundation partnership with the National Football League (NFL), CDC has launched “Heads Up to Clinicians: Addressing Concussion in Sports among Kids and Teens,” a free online course for health care professionals. The course expands on CDC’s “Heads Up” program which aims to reduce the risk for concussion among young people participating in sports.

CDC and "Contagion"

CONTAGION: A MOVIE. CDC 24/7: REALITY. CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and domestic. Find out how CDC saves lives by controlling REAL global disease outbreaks like the one in the Warner Bros. Pictures action-thriller film, "Contagion."

Final Meta-Leadership Summit - 5,000 Leaders More Prepared

Flu pandemic, terrorist attack, natural or man-made disaster...Will you be ready? After 9-11 and Hurricane Katrina, many people wondered, "Can our country handle another disaster?" Learn about how the Meta-Leadership Summit for Preparedness has helped make a difference.