Timeline of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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This is a timeline of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Year Type of event Event Present time geographical location
1942 "in early 1942, citing a need for better malaria control in military areas, the Public Health Service obtained money to create Malaria Control in War Areas (MCWA), which they headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia" "The Communicable Disease Center was organized in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 1, 1946; its founder, Dr. Joseph W. Mountin"
1947 "In 1947, the CDC’s headquarters became permanently attached to Atlanta when Emory University provided 15 acres of land." United States
2004 2010 "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded the Centers for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP) Cooperative Agreement program from 2004 through 2010. CDC gave approximately $134 million to 27 CPHPs within accredited schools of public health to enhance the relationship between academia and state and local health agencies to strengthen public health preparedness"
2014 "On September 30, 2014, CDC confirmed the first travel-associated case of Ebola (the index case) to be diagnosed in the United States in a man who had traveled from West Africa to Dallas, Texas, and later sought medical care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas after developing symptoms consistent with Ebola. That patient passed away from Ebola on October 8, 2014."