The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is a government agency for protecting people from diseases or viruses such as Anthrax or Smallpox. They contain one of the only two legal Smallpox stocks in the world. They have 8,500 employees. It is located in Atlanta, Georgia. They try to use prevention to promote healthier people and a healthier world. This means that they try to kill a disease or virus the instant it starts, instead of waiting for it to become a major problem. They helped eradicate Smallpox.
Some of their future goals include: eliminating the possibility of bio-terrorism, preventing violence, and improving people's health. Right now they are working to learn more about SARS. They do all kinds of work in the medical and biological fields. They try to accomplish their missions by working with partners around the world and in this country like USAMRIID.
The United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) is the Army's peaceful side of biological warfare, since they are banned from doing any offensive research.
They do research to develop cures and strategies to help fight rare diseases or viruses such as Ebola or Anthrax. In Demon in the Freezer, some scientists from USAMRIID find a way to infect monkeys with Smallpox, since Smallpox was previously believed to only be found in humans. It is commonly called the Institute.
They have the largest bio-containment laboratory in the Department of Defense. They also develop medical products to protect the US Army from bio-weapons. They have bio level 4 labs, which is the highest level of bio lab there can be. They have to wear space suits when operating in these labs because the viruses they handle are extremely dangerous and/ or lethal. They are much smaller than the CDC because they only have...