Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report

December 18, 2014
by Dennis Thompson

Half of U.S. states are poorly prepared to prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. That was the main conclusion of the report issued jointly by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

"Ebola has served as a major wake-up call to the United States," said Jeffrey Levi, executive director of the Trust for America's Health.

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