Report: most states not prepared to handle infectious disease outbreaks

December 18, 2014
by Tony Pugh

 — Most states are not prepared to handle outbreaks of severe infectious diseases, according to a new report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

“Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases” found that half the states and the District of Columbia scored five or lower out of a possible ten on measures related to the prevention, diagnosis, detection and response to disease outbreaks.


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