Medical Reserve Corps Organizing Volunteers in Case of a Disaster

September 11, 2004
by Kevin Lamb
Dayton Daily News

With $1.7 million in federal funds since Sept. 11, 2004, Miami Valley health departments are much more able to detect such bioterror germs as anthrax, plague and botulinum in time to contain an outbreak... ...Reports from the General Accounting Office, the Trust for America's Health, Rand Health and the journal Health Affairs have found general improvements in the ability to detect disease outbreaks, but weaknesses around the country in overcrowded emergency rooms, outdated laboratories and personnel shortages

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