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Dec 17, 2013

Dec 17, 2013

Infectious disease scorecard reveals state gaps, makes recommendations

Ratings on 10 key indicators of the nation's level of protection gives 'clarion call' to improve upon prevention and control.

Dec 05, 2013

Dec 05, 2013
Emergency department sign

New health preparedness index gives US overall good marks

An exhaustive 2-year effort gives the US an overall score of 7.2 out of 10.

Oct 22, 2013

Oct 22, 2013
Complex differential equation

Study: More focus on uncertainties would improve disease modeling

Mathematical models of outbreaks too often focus too little on underlying uncertainties, say UK researchers.

Oct 18, 2013

Oct 18, 2013

Work resumes at federal public health agencies

Key public health tasks, like flu surveillance, science communication, and lab testing, have resumed.

Oct 11, 2013

Oct 11, 2013
US Capitol building

Public health groups oppose 'mini' House bills to fund agencies

Public health groups are lining up to oppose 'piecemeal' efforts to fund federal agencies.

Oct 01, 2013

Oct 01, 2013
US Capitol building

Fed shutdown affects disease detection, food safety

Response to seasonal flu, H7N9, MERS, and other threats could be markedly diminished.

Sep 10, 2013

Sep 10, 2013
Globe with ECG strip

CDC head: Global disease threats call for better tools

CDC Director Tom Frieden says new issues like MERS call for better diagnostic tools.

Aug 20, 2013

Aug 20, 2013
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CDC funding helps states boost disease detection

The CDC today announced $75 million in grants to help states and cities respond to infectious disease threats.

Jul 08, 2013

Jul 08, 2013
Hospital Preparedness Program logo

Federal funds for disaster preparedness decline

HHS awarded $916 million in emergency preparedness grants, down $55 million from last year.

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