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Ratings on 10 key indicators of the nation's level of protection gives 'clarion call' to improve upon prevention and control.
An exhaustive 2-year effort gives the US an overall score of 7.2 out of 10.
Mathematical models of outbreaks too often focus too little on underlying uncertainties, say UK researchers.
Key public health tasks, like flu surveillance, science communication, and lab testing, have resumed.
Public health groups are lining up to oppose 'piecemeal' efforts to fund federal agencies.
Response to seasonal flu, H7N9, MERS, and other threats could be markedly diminished.
CDC Director Tom Frieden says new issues like MERS call for better diagnostic tools.
The CDC today announced $75 million in grants to help states and cities respond to infectious disease threats.
HHS awarded $916 million in emergency preparedness grants, down $55 million from last year.
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