CDC

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CDC

abbreviation for
  1. (in the US) Center for Disease Control
  2. Commonwealth Development Corporation
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Word Origin and History for cdc

CDC

abbreviation of Centers for Disease Control, renamed 1970 from earlier U.S. federal health lab, originally Communicable Diseases Center (1946). Since 1992, full name is Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but the usual initialism remains CDC.

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cdc in Medicine

CDC

abbr.
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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cdc in Culture

CDC

A government agency headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, which is responsible for the control and suppression of infectious diseases. It offers a national information database on infectious disease and national support to the health care community by providing research and control measures in response to imminent health threats, such as epidemics.

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