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Panel finds overall response was thorough, but notes policy gaps and some missteps after the samples were found.
The annual index found worrying discrepancies among states that create widening gaps, especially in low-income areas and those vulnerable to public health emergencies.
Besides leading smallpox eradication, Henderson is also known for his role in shaping public health education and for instilling passion for solving infectious disease problems.
The report showed some weak spots, including a persistent and varied gap in readiness among states.
The NIH sees its biggest boost in 12 years, and other public health initiatives benefit, too.
The CDC proposes adding certain H5N1 viruses to HHS's select agent list; experts have varied reactions.
Grants to support emergency preparedness for local public health agencies and hospitals equal about $840 million.
A new botulinum toxin can be blocked using available antitoxins, a new study says.
Highlights include funds for antibiotic resistance, bioterrorism preparedness, and a unified food safety agency.
One mBio editorial defends federal pause, while another calls its language too vague.
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