FCCSET–

Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology

FDA–

Food and Drug Administration

FETP–

Field Epidemiology Training Program

FIFRA–

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

FWS–

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


GMI–

Gorgas Memorial Institute

GML–

Gorgas Memorial Laboratory


HAM/TSP–

HTLV-I-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis

HBV–

hepatitis B virus

HFRS–

hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome

HIV–

human immunodeficiency virus

HPV–

human papillomavirus

HSV–

herpes simplex virus

HTLV–

human T-cell leukemia virus, human T-lymphotropic virus


IADB–

InterAmerican Development Bank

ICAR–

International Collaboration in AIDS Research

ICDDR, B–

International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh

ICIDR–

International Collaboration in Infectious Disease Research

ICMRT–

International Centers for Medical Research and Training

ICTDR–

International Centers for Tropical Disease Research

IHPP–

International Health Policy Program

INCIDR–

Intramural NIAID Center for International Disease Research

INCLEN–

International Clinical Epidemiology Network

IOM–

Institute of Medicine


MAP–

modified atmosphere packaging

MARU–

Middle America Research Unit

MDRTB–

multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

MIC–

minimum inhibitory concentration

MMR–

measles-mumps-rubella (vaccine)

MRSA–

methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus


NAMRU–

U.S. Navy Medical Research Unit

NCID–

National Center for Infectious Diseases

NCVDG–

National Cooperative Vaccine Development Group

NEB–

National Epidemiology Boards

NETSS–

National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance

NHSC–

National Health Service Corps

NIAID–

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH–

National Institutes of Health

NNDSS–

National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System

NNISS–

National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System


PAHO–

Pan American Health Organization

PCR–

polymerase chain reaction



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