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What is the CDC?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a place where health or disease related issues go through. This is a federal government ran institute that is ran by the Department of Health and Human Services. The main location for the CDC is in Atlanta, Georgia. The general goal of this company is to help protect the public’s safety when it comes to infectious diseases through the control and prevention. The CDC mainly focuses on the following areas:
• Infectious diseases
• Food borne pathogens
• Environmental health
• Safety and health
• Health promotion
• Injury prevention
• Educational services about preventing infectious diseases
• Research of infectious diseases and how cure or prevent them

Issues involving the CDC questions can arise about how the CDC will help. Read below where a few questions about the CDC are answered by Experts.

Will the CDC tell the media who has smallpox if so, why?

When a case of smallpox is discovered, the CDC does not revel who that person or by their name to the media. If there is someone with smallpox, the CDC will tell the FBI or local police enforcement. This is done to help contain the disease before it has a chance to spread.

When will the CDC force testing for an infectious disease?

Often, the only time CDC will force someone to test for any infectious disease is when there is a National Emergency. The CDC can force a test if there is a large group of people that are infected or who need to be protected from an infection. In these cases, the CDC would need to get permission from the President of the United States before they could force testing.

Will the CDC force testing for smallpox? Is this considered a national emergency?

If there is a case of smallpox, the CDC can make this a national emergency. If there is a national emergency declared, the President would need to give permission for force testing. Smallpox is an infectious disease that could be deadly to everyone that has not had their vaccinations against this disease.

What does the CDC say about a person having foot-and-mouth disease and attending an event with many people?

According to the CDC, if a person has foot-and-mouth disease and is not contagious any more, the likelihood of spreading is low. If someone is attending an event with lots of people, the person holding the event would need to inform everyone of the disease to be cautious.

According to the CDC what is the best way to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS?

Often, the CDC will advise a person to use condoms to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. There is no 100% effective way to prevent this disease. With the use of condoms, this normally will cut down the chance of spreading by a significant number. According to the CDC, if someone wants to engage in sexual activity, the use of condoms is the best way to prevent spreading HIV/AIDS.

Does the CDC inject people with HIV to help decide the window of a positive test result?

The CDC helps decide the window for HIV to be positive by conducting tests and collecting the data from these tests. The CDC does not purposely inject people with the HIV virus to conduct these tests. The CDC does however take the already infected people and study their tests results.

The CDC is the organization that is in place to help watch over infectious diseases as well as prevent them. When there is a case of an infectious disease or questions about preventing this disease, individuals may want to ask the Experts.
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