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Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health (CEAH)

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Mission: The Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health (CEAH) is one of the science centers within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS), Science, Technology, and Analysis Services (STAS).

  • Our mission is to promote and safeguard U.S. agriculture by providing timely and accurate information and analysis about animal health and veterinary public health.

  • We explore and analyzes animal health and related agricultural issues to facilitate informed decision making in government and industry.

  • We are a collaborating center for surveillance, risk assessment, and epidemiologic modeling with the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE). In this role, we interact with collaborating centers domestically and internationally and participates in training activities.        
  • Staffed with a multidisciplinary team, we provide scientifically sound and statistically valid information and tools to help policymakers reach critical decisions regarding animal health issues.

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