Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Timeline
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The following is a
of events relating to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1946 - The
Communicable Disease Center
is organized in
on July 1.
1947 - In
, CDC took over the Public Health Service Plague Laboratory, thus acquiring an Epidemiology Division.
1948 - CDC gained worldwide recognition for the quality and quantity of its contributions to the
1949 - As a result of the
, CDC initiated programs to fight
, "an exotic new threat to health."
1950 - Fifteen CDC staffers conducted the first investigation of an epidemic of
Paulding County, Ohio
1951 - The
Epidemic Intelligence Service
was established to help protect against biological warfare and manmade epidemics.
Dr. Leonard A. Scheele reported that the Communicable Disease Center was ready to combat possible biological warfare.
1953 - CDC reported first case of
1954 - Alexander D. Langmuir, M.D., M.P.H., set up a
laboratory in Jacksonville, Florida.
1955 - CDC established the Polio Surveillance Program.
1956 - Dr. William Cherry found the first practical use for the fluorescent technique, which was successful in identifying pathogens that might be used in biological warfare.
1957 - National guidelines for influenza vaccine were developed.
1958 - A CDC team traveled overseas, for the first time, to
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