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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency under the United States Department of Health and Human Services. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1946, the CDC’s primary mission is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability in the U.S. and internationally. The agency conducts research and provides information on infectious diseases, foodborne pathogens, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, injury prevention, and educational activities designed to improve the health of people worldwide. The CDC also plays a pivotal role in preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.