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Infectious disease outbreaks pose ongoing threats to health: US, global systems urged to take action

March 1, 2016
by Natalie McGill
The Nation's Health

Failing to prioritize research and development of vaccines and antibiotic overuse are just a few of the issues that have left U.S. public health systems vulnerable in addressing outbreaks, according to the 2015 edition of “The Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases,” a report of Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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