(2) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA, www.cdc.gov) The U.S. government agency responsible for preventing and controlling contagious diseases. See healthcare IT.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM), which is an effort to find the number of people in the United States that have autism spectrum disorders.
While experts on one side of the debate are convinced that there are various links between the administration of vaccines and the onset of autism, the CDC disagrees, stating that here is no indication of a cause and effect relationship.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that, prior to the launch of the infant HBV immunization program, about 33,000 American children of non-infected mothers acquired hepatitis B by the age of ten.
Fears about the H1N1 virus have inspired organizations such as the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to issue guidelines and directives for swine flu cleaning procedures.
Among the latest of these is one funded by the CDC and the National Institute of Health, published on September 4, 2008, stating that the results provide strong evidence against any association between MMR exposure and autism.