Deadly July Heat Is Taken as a Warning

August 9, 2006
by Lynn Doan and Rong-Gong Lin II
Los Angeles Times

...Officials worry that they are ill-prepared to deal with a possible pandemic flu outbreak or other major regional disaster.... Added Laura Segal, spokeswoman for the Trust For America's Health, a nonprofit watchdog group: "The heat wave was consistent with our findings in a lot of states regarding hospital preparedness. If there was a pandemic flu or bioterrorism attack, you can imagine that kind of tragedy could be amplified exponentially."

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