Disease Detection Gets A Boost With Plans For A CDC In Africa

April 14, 2015 3:12 PM

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Secretary of State John Kerry and African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma signed an agreement Monday to establish the first Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Africa. The U.S. will provide technical advice and a few staff for the agency.

In 1946, a malaria outbreak across the southern U.S. catalyzed the formation of what would eventually become the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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