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Indian American named second in command in CDC

Maine's Governor Janet Mills hailed Shah's appointment to the role. She said since Shah’s arrival before the pandemic and every day throughout it, he had been a trusted advisor to her and an extraordinary leader at the regional CDC.

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Indian American Nirav D Shah has been appointed as principal deputy director in the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States' leading public health service organization.

Currently serving as the director of the Maine CDC branch, Shah will take over the new role in March this year under the leadership of CDC director Rochelle Walensky.

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