National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (ICDC) of China CDC, former Epidemiology Research Institute of the Ministry of Health established in 1953, mainly undertakes the research and technical support for prevention and control of plague, cholera and other bacterial infectious diseases, food borne diseases, infections caused by Rickettsia, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, Bartonella, Spirochaeta, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, Coxiella, animal origin pathogens, new pathogen discovery, outbreak investigation and vector control. It also conducts researches on antibiotic resistance, hospital related infection, bacterial infectious disease laboratory surveillance technology, genome epidemiology and bioinformatics. Its affiliated research centers include the state key laboratory for communicable disease prevention and control and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Vector Surveillance and Management. In 2010, ICDC was awarded the honor of “national heroic collective in earthquake response and disaster relief” by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the State Council of China and the Military Commission of the Central Committee of the CPC due to its excellent performance in plague prevention in earthquake-affected areas.