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The number of 6 key tick-borne diseases rose from 48,610 to 59,349 cases.
More than 100 governments, drug firms, and others have already made commitments.
With HHS taking the lead, the new strategy establishes a cabinet-level biodefense steering committee.
The announcement comes as Nigeria is experiencing its largest outbreak, with 481 confirmed cases reported as of last week, 133 of them fatal.
BARDA will provide $24 million in initial funds to 2 companies to advance tests for influenza A and B.
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