See the New Smithsonian Exhibit at Atlanta Conference

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National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Highlights of our recent work to prevent the spread of infectious diseases

August 2018

Smithsonian Pop-Up at Atlanta Conference


The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., recently opened a new exhibition, “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World,” that explores how infectious disease outbreaks shape our world. The exhibit will remain on view for three years. From the Nipah virus to SARS and HIV, it shows how viruses can spread between animals and people, why some outbreaks become epidemics, and how people in different disciplines and countries are working together to stop them.

A “pop-up” version of the exhibition will be on display at the 2018 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID), which will be held August 26-29 in Atlanta, GA.


New Toolkit Offers Info on Deadly Tickborne Disease


Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a bacterial disease spread through the bite of an infected tick. Through awareness and early recognition, frontline providers can reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with RMSF.

CDC's new toolkit provides information pertinent to healthcare providers and public health practitioners on the epidemiology, risk factors, clinical characteristics, treatment, and diagnosis of RMSF. The toolkit includes an instructional video and companion learning tools that can be used as references.