Ebola Outbreak Highlights Gaps In US Preparedness For Public Health Emergencies

December 18, 2014
by Amanda Vicinanzo
Homeland Security Today

More than a decade after the tragic September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the US continues to struggle to prepare for public health emergencies, with the Ebola outbreak highlighting serious underlying gaps in the country’s ability to handle severe infectious disease threats and control their spread.

 Released Thursday by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the 2014 Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases report examined the country’s policies for responding to ongoing and emerging infectious disease threats.

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