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Special Pathogens Branch (SPB) is not a hospital or clinical facility; we do not see patients and are unable to diagnose your illness, provide treatment, prescribe medication, or refer you to specialists.

If you have a medical emergency, contacting SPB is not the proper way to get immediate help. If you are a patient, please see your health care provider or the nearest emergency room. If you are a health care provider, please contact your state epidemiologist or local health department.

SPB is also unable to provide individualized help to students working on research projects.To find more information about viral hemorrhagic fevers, please see the Research Publications and our Other Resources page.


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If your questions or comments are not addressed on our Web site, you may contact us by email, telephone, facsimile, or letter.

The email address is

Telephone or Facsimile:
Our number is 404-639-1510.
Our fax number is 404-639-1509.
Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.

You may write us at the address below. 

Special Pathogens Branch
National Center for Infectious Diseases
Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases
MS A-26
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30333

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Health care professionals needing information on specimen submission, please review Guidelines for Specimen Submissions.

 If you want to order educational materials, please see Prevention and Information Materials by Mail
 For more information on viral hemorrhagic fevers, please review Research Publications or Other Resources.

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