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Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC)
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Agency overview
FormedDecember 23, 1983; 38 years ago (1983-12-23)
Headquarters155 Changbai Road, Changping District, Beijing, China
Employees2120 (2016)
Agency executive
Parent agencyNational Health Commission Edit this at Wikidata
Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Simplified Chinese中国疾病预防控制中心
Traditional Chinese中國疾病預防控制中心

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.[1]

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.[2][3][4]


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.[5]

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),[6] which received global media coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic for its research into SARS-like coronaviruses of bat origin.[7][8][9] On January 10, 2020, the CCDC uploaded the genetic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 to GISAID for global dissemination.[10] 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.[11]

The Wuhan office of the CCDC is 300 yards from the wet market that was considered a possible source of the COVID-19 coronavirus.[12]


As of 2016, 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,[13] including China CDC Weekly,[14] Journal of Hygiene Research,[15] Chinese Journal of Experimental and Clinical Virology, and Chinese Journal of Epidemiology.

See also


  1. ^ "Home". Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved 6 October 2021. 155 Changbai Road Changping District ,Beijing 102206,China - Chinese address: "地址:北京市昌平区昌百路155号"
  2. ^ "Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention(China CDC)". Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  3. ^ "China CDC". Archived from the original on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Centers Disease Control Prevention". Archived from the original on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  5. ^ "World Flu Day: momentum from China for influenza control". Lancet. 3 November 2018. Archived from the original on 5 October 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  6. ^ Beaumont, Peter (1 May 2020). "Where did Covid-19 come from? What we know about its origins". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 4 May 2020. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Wuhan Lab Denies Any Link to First Coronavirus Outbreak". Bloomberg News. 20 April 2020. Archived from the original on 3 May 2020. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  8. ^ Rincon, Paul (1 May 2020). "Coronavirus: Is there any evidence for lab release theory?". BBC News. Archived from the original on 16 April 2020. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Exclusive: Coronavirus began 'as an accident' in Chinese lab, says former MI6 boss". Telegraph Media Group Limited. 3 June 2020.
  10. ^ Polack, Fernando (10 December 2020). "Safety and Efficacy of the mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine". New England Journal of Medicine. 383 (27): 2603–2615. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa2034577. PMC 7745181. PMID 33301246. 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
  11. ^ "China CDC shares latest COVID-19 data". GISAID. 11 April 2022. Retrieved 15 April 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Column: The lab leak theory for the origin of COVID-19 is fading". Los Angeles Times. 26 August 2021.
  13. ^ "Chinese Center For Disease Control And Prevention". Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  14. ^ Gao, George F. (November 2019). "Foreword from Editor-in-Chief George F. Gao — China's Outreach to the World:Public Health Goes Global". China CDC Weekly. 1 (1): 1.
  15. ^ Fung, Isaac CH (30 September 2008). "Chinese journals: a guide for epidemiologists". Emerging Themes in Epidemiology. 5 (1): 20. doi:10.1186/1742-7622-5-20. ISSN 1742-7622.