Texas gets top score in swine flu readiness

December 15, 2009
by Mary Ann Roser
Austin-American Statesman

A national report released this morning gave Texas and seven other states the highest score for their capabilities in being ready to meet the challenges of the current H1N1 swine flu outbreak.

The seventh annual report, Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) gave Texas a nine out of 10 based on 10 measures of emergency preparedness.

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