Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC; Chinese: 中国疾病预防控制中心) is an agency of the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China based in Beijing, China. It works to protect public health and safety by providing information to enhance health decisions, and it promotes health through partnerships with provincial health departments and other organizations. The CCDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease prevention and control (especially infectious diseases), environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, prevention and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the People's Republic of China.[1] [2] [3]

George F. Gao is the director general. He has made contributions to the study of inter-species pathogen transmission. He organized the first World Flu Day on November 1 2018, commemorating the centenary of the influenza Epidemic of 1918-19. It is also the 15-year commemoration of the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak, which led to China prioritising investment in the public health system.[4]

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  1. ^ "Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention(China CDC)". chinacdc.cn. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  2. ^ "China CDC". ianphi.org. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Centers Disease Control Prevention". globalhealth.gov. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  4. ^ "World Flu Day: momentum from China for influenza control". Lancet. 3 November 2018. Retrieved 13 December 2018.

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