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Center for Disease Control (CDC)
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    (July 1, 1946- )
    Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia
    Officially known as The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Leading national public health institute of the United States
    Federal agency formed as a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services
    Programs address more than 400 diseases, health threats, and conditions
    Employees: 15,000 (as of 2019)
    For fifteen years, they had direct oversight over the Tuskegee syphilis experiment.
    They were accused of miseducating the public at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.
    The 'prevention' bit was randomly appended to its name by Congress (October 27, 1992).
    It is banned from using its funds to research gun control, prompting perennial debates over whether the rule could legally be overturned.
    Their response to the 2001 anthrax attacks was criticized for ineffective communication with other public health agencies and the public.
    They have been accused of helping to botch the US government's early response to the Coronavirus pandemic with their failure to produce effective test kits in a timely manner.
    They scare kids straight with their anti-Smoking ads.
    It was formed from an existing agency designed to combat the spread of Malaria.
    Coca-Cola was its first major donor.
    They are a valuable tool for citizens to learn avoiding the spread of infectious diseases.
    They conduct research on non-infectious diseases, such as obesity and diabetes.
    They posted a hazard preparation advisory on their blog about what to do in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
    The post generated record web traffic, with many calling for the creation of a 'CDC Zombie Task Force' (pending).
    They were invaluable to coordinating the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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