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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States. CDC's Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. CDC is composed of the Office of the Director, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Center for Global Health, and five Offices, including Public Health Preparedness and Response; State and Local Support; Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services; Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health; and Infectious Diseases. CDC employs more than 15,000 employees in more than 50 countries and in 168 occupational categories.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

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Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC

The Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) is a division of the CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID). DGMQ has statutory responsibility to make and enforce regulations necessary to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of communicable diseases from foreign countries into the United States. DGMQ achieves its mission through Immigrant, Refugee and Migrant Health, Quarantine and Border Health Services, Animal Importation, Travelers' Health, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Community Interventions for Infection Control, and United States-Mexico Health activities.

Review Date: July 18, 2011

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National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases - NCIRD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The mission of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) is the prevention of disease, disability, and death through immunization and by control of respiratory and related diseases. NCIRD balances its efforts in the domestic and global arenas as well as accommodates the specific needs of all populations at risk of vaccine preventable diseases from children to older adults.

Review Date: August 10, 2011

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American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

This organization represents scientists, clinicians and others with interests in the prevention and control of tropical diseases through research and education. The interests of the Society lie in tropical medicine, including the varied parasitic and viral diseases of the tropics, as well as other infectious diseases, such as enteric and mycobacterial infections. Membership in ASTMH include persons with clinical, epidemiological, and basic biochemical, immunologic and molecular approaches to diseases and pathogens.

Review Date: February 13, 2009

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International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers

Founded in 1960, the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to unifying and coordinating doctors worldwide in order that they may assist any traveller who might require medical assistance in an unfamiliar place. Toward this end, IAMAT has participating physicians in 125 countries and territories on call all of whom speak English and have trained in the United States or Europe. While membership is free, donations are requested.

Review Date: May 31, 2011

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International Society of Travel Medicine

This goal of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) is to advance the specialty of travel medicine. The organization is comprised of 3,000 members in over 80 countries who are committed to the promotion of healthy and safe travel. Members of ISTM include physicians, nurses and public health professionals from academia, government and the private sector.

Review Date: February 09, 2012

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Since its inception in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has accomplished many great scientific and technological feats in air and space. NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.

Review Date: September 06, 2010

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National MPS Society

The National MPS Society exists to find cures for MPS and related diseases. We provide hope and support for affected individuals and their families through research, advocacy and awareness of these devastating diseases.

Review Date: December 27, 2010

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U.S. Department of Transportation

The mission of the Department of Transportation (DOT) is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. DOT consists of the Office of the Secretary and eleven individual Operating Administrations: the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, the Maritime Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, and the Surface Transportation Board. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 authorized the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security, which, on March 1, 2003, assumed management of the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration, formerly DOT Operating Administrations.

Review Date: September 07, 2011

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