Unbuilt Public Health Lab a Linchpin in State's Readiness for Bioterrorism
March 23, 2005
by Bill Toland
Pennsylvania's ability to deal with a biological terror attack would be improved if Allegheny County's proposed public health lab is built, county Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dixon said yesterday.
Dixon made the remarks at a state Senate hearing on Pennsylvania's preparedness for potential biological terrorism.
According to a report from the Trust for America's Health
, a Washington-based health advocacy group, Pennsylvania is ill-prepared, ranking among the five worst states in the United States.
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