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CDC-INFO National Contact Center

All topics for clinicians and general public (English and Spanish)

  • 8 am to 8 pm Eastern, M–F: toll-free 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
  • Email form: www.cdc.gov/info

CDC Emergency Operations Center

Emergency or urgent patient care assistance (not intended for use by general public)

  • 24/7: 770-488-7100

CDC Drug Service

Distribution of special biologic agents and drugs

Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis, Tickborne Encephalitis, and Yellow Fever

Assistance with diagnostic testing for these diseases and for questions about antibody response to yellow fever vaccination

  • Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, 8 am to 4:30 pm Mountain, M–F: 970-221-6400
  • Viral Special Pathogens Branch can also assist for tickborne encephalitis, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern, M–F: 404-639-1115
  • After hours/weekends/holidays: 770-488-7100

Dengue

Dengue diagnostic testing assistance

Malaria Hotline

Assistance with diagnosis or management of suspected cases of malaria

  • 9 am to 5 pm Eastern, M–F: 770-488-7788 or toll-free 855-856-4713
  • Emergency consultation after hours/weekends/holidays: 770-488-7100, ask for a Malaria Branch clinician

Parasitic Diseases (other than malaria)

Hotline assistance with evaluation and treatment of patients suspected to have a parasitic disease

  • 8 am to 4 pm Eastern, M–F: 404-718-4745
  • Emergency consultation after hours/weekends/holidays: 770-488-7100, ask for an on-call clinician in Parasitic Diseases
  • Email: parasites@cdc.gov

DPDx

Online parasitic diseases diagnostic assistance service for laboratorians, pathologists, and other health professionals www.cdc.gov/dpdx/contact.html

Rickettsial Diseases diagnostic and treatment assistance
  • 8 am to 4:30 pm Eastern, M–F: 404-639-1075
  • Emergency consultation after hours/weekends/holidays: 770-488-7100, ask for an on-call clinician in Rickettsial Diseases

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Diagnosis

Consultation for diagnosis and reporting suspected cases in, or requiring evacuation to, the United States

  • 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern, M–F: 404-639-1115
  • Emergency consultation after hours/weekends/holidays: 770-488-7100

Treatment
Requests for ribavirin through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): 301-736-3400