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CDC Question

I'm writing a fic that requires a decent knowledge of the day-to-day workings of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) in Atlanta, and I was wondering if anyone had any first-hand experience there or could refer me to a book, fiction or otherwise, that focuses on its procedures. Is it more laboratory-oriented or more administrative-oriented? Formal or informal? What kind of work would a high-level official, such as the head of the infectious disease branch, do on a regular basis? I don't need specifics so much as I need a general feeling for the kind of atmosphere I'm going for, so I don't write my characters overly formal or overly informal. Right now, I'm pretty much just going by my own experience in other government labs (non-biocentric) like NIST or NRL...
Tags: ~medicine (misc), ~medicine: medical education
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