|Formed||December 23, 1983|
|Headquarters||155 Changbai Road, Changping District, Beijing, China|
|Parent agency||National Health Commission|
|Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention|
The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC; simplified Chinese: 中国疾病预防控制中心; traditional Chinese: 中國疾病預防控制中心) is an independent agency of the National Health Commission, based in Changping District, Beijing, China.
Established in 1983, it works to protect public health and safety by providing information to enhance health decisions, and to promote health through partnerships with provincial health departments and other organizations. The CCDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease prevention and control (especially infectious diseases), environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, prevention and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the People's Republic of China.
George F. Gao is the current director general. He has made contributions to the study of inter-species pathogen transmission, and organized the first World Flu Day on 1 November 2018, commemorating the centenary of the Spanish flu. This event was also the 15-year commemoration of the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak, which led to China's greater emphasis on public health investment.
The CCDC administers a number of laboratories across China, including the biosafety level 2 facility at the Wuhan Center for Disease Control (sometimes confused with the nearby Wuhan Institute of Virology), which received global media coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic for its research into SARS-like coronaviruses of bat origin. On January 10, 2020, the CCDC uploaded the genetic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 to GISAID for global dissemination. In 2022, the Center shared with GISAID a phylogenetic analysis of over 32 independent introductions SARS-CoV-2 from outside China that were identified in the first quarter of the year.
The Wuhan office of the CCDC is 300 yards from the wet market that was considered a possible source of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
As of 2016,[update] the Chinese CDC has 2120 staff with 1876 technical professionals (accounting for 89%), 133 managerial staff (accounting for 6%), and 111 logistic staff (accounting for 5%).
The Chinese CDC publishes or co-sponsors a total of 16 journals, including China CDC Weekly, Journal of Hygiene Research, Chinese Journal of Experimental and Clinical Virology, and Chinese Journal of Epidemiology.
155 Changbai Road Changping District ,Beijing 102206,China- Chinese address: "地址：北京市昌平区昌百路155号"
January 10, 2020, when the SARS-CoV-2 genetic sequence was released by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and disseminated globally by the GISAID
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