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CDC Launches New Disease Detection Center In Bangladesh

The CDC on Tuesday “launched its eighth global disease detection center in Bangladesh,” Bangladesh News 24 reports. “A two-year ‘extensive’ disease detection course also started off at the government’s disease monitoring arm, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR),” the news service writes, adding, “With this, the institute would now help as a regional center ‘to protect the world by rapidly detecting emerging health threats.'” The news service details the launch event and notes Bangladesh Health Minister AFM Ruhal Haque and senior administrators attended the event, as did Thomas Kenyon, CDC director for the Center for Global Health, and other CDC officials (8/20).