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The annual index found worrying discrepancies among states that create widening gaps, especially in low-income areas and those vulnerable to public health emergencies.
TFAH rated 26 states and Washington, D.C., as 6 or lower on a 10-point scale.
The most common pathogens not properly inactivated were Bacillus anthracis and Francisella tularensis.
FDA.Report to the commissioner: FDA review of the 2014 discovery of vials labeled “Variola” and other vials discovered in an FDA-occupied building on the NIH campus. Dec 13, 2016
GAO. High-containment laboratories: improved oversight of dangerous pathogens needed to mitigate risk. GAO-16-642 Sep 21, 2016
Larsen JC, Disbrow GL. Project BioShield and the Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority: a ten year progress report on meeting U.S. preparedness objectives for threat agents. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 4)
NAS. The nation's medical countermeasure stockpile: opportunities to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of the CDC Strategic National Stockpile: workshop summary. Jun 28, 2016
TFAH. Ready or not: protecting the public's health from diseases, disasters and bioterrorism 2016 . Dec 20, 2016
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