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"The fact that Congress passed this bill is acknowledgement that health security is national security."
The push from drug developers and health groups asks Congress to take steps to prevent a public health crisis due to antibiotic resistance with few promising drugs in the pipeline.
Only 19 states reported increasing or maintaining their public health budgets, down from 26 last year.
TFAH rated 26 states and Washington, D.C., as 6 or lower on a 10-point scale.
The non-profit highlights policies that could save billions in avoidable healthcare costs, it says.
Also, studies explore Zika-dengue antibody dynamics and co-infections with chikungunya.
In its annual report, TFAH said there are still major gaps and funding needed to battle new threats.
Grants to support emergency preparedness for local public health agencies and hospitals equal about $840 million.
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