H1N1 exposed fragile public health system

December 16, 2009
United Press International

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The H1N1 flu outbreak has exposed serious underlying gaps in states' ability to respond to public health emergencies, two U.S. non-profit groups say.

A report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation said the economic crisis is straining an already fragile public health system.

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