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Health Departments Said Unprepared for Crisis

February 23, 2005
by Daniel Yee
Associated Press

More than three years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, many state health departments are not prepared for a crisis, a government official said Wednesday... ...Last month, the private Trust for America's Health released a report saying that the nation is struggling to develop plans for public health emergencies. The report said states that routinely deal with hurricanes and other natural disasters seem to be better prepared than others to handle bioterrorism

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