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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fight the spread of contagious illnesses.
|Location:||DeKalb County, Georgia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Purpose:||Disease control and prevention|
|First appearance||Out of Time|
|Known members:||Howard Lemay, |
a CDC hazmat crew
|Affiliated sites:||CDC building|
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency of the United States government whose mission is to prevent or contain the spread of infectious diseases.
After accidentally teleporting to New York City in 2008, Peter Petrelli and Caitlin are apprehended wandering the streets by a hazmat crew from the CDC. After checking them over for signs of the Shanti virus, taking them to their facility, and forcing them through decontaminations procedures, the crew turns the two over to Howard Lemay, a DHS agent who is working with the CDC to contain the virus.
Howard shows Peter his own death certificate and asks how he is in New York City and why he isn't infected. When Peter asks where Caitlin is, Howard tells her she's been deported to Ireland since she isn't American. He goes on to tell Peter about the Shanti virus and how it has killed 93% of the world's population. He shows Peter a room full of dead bodies, telling him, "It's been a tough week."
Howard Lemay had been working in the Pittsburgh CDC offices when a national emergency was declared. He, his wife, his son, and a stranger they picked up, Dylan, arrive at a quarantine set up by the CDC in Youngstown, Ohio. The quarantine is breached, via Dylan, and the occupants panic. In an attempt to stop the virus from spreading, Howard locks the doors, trapping everyone inside, including his wife and son.
- For other uses of CDC, see CDC (disambig).