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The CDC works to save lives and protecting people from health threats by providing communications on public health and safety, promoting health with state organizations, and developing disease prevention protocols (particularly in the areas of communicable disease, foodborne pathogens, and infectious diseases). (Photo: CDC)

Malaria cases reach 40-year high in U.S.

Rare West Nile death sparks blood transfusion concerns

CDC tracks cause of cyclospora outbreak

CDC finds no benefit in reducing salt below recommended intake

Synthetic marijuana causes kidney damage, CDC says

Possible salmonella contamination prompts peanut butter recall from Trader Joe's

CDC report: More moms in U.S. are breastfeeding

CDC study: Are cigarette taxes driving people to pipes and cigars?

CDC: Americans still eating too much salt

Morgellons skin condition not contagious, says CDC