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Sep 09, 2011

Sep 09, 2011

'Contagion' portrays extreme but not impossible scenario

(CIDRAP News) – In the film "Contagion," opening in theaters today, a respiratory virus from Malaysia makes its way from bats to humans, spreading quickly around the world and killing a high proportion of those infected. It's clearly an extreme scenario, but not an impossible one, say experts who have seen the movie.

Apr 14, 2011

Apr 14, 2011

CDC releases preparedness guidelines for states, localities

(CIDRAP News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a set of standards for public health preparedness capabilities to help state and local public health agencies set priorities and strategies in an age of budget-cutting.

Feb 28, 2011

Feb 28, 2011

State, local lawmakers ponder paid sick leave legislation

(CIDRAP News) – Connecticut lawmakers are set to debate a law that would require most employers to offer paid sick leave, armed with the results of a new survey that suggests that San Francisco workers benefitted from a similar law.

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