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NJ scores '10' for public-health preparedness

December 18, 2007
by Angela Stewart
New Jersey Star Ledger

New Jersey scored a perfect "10" in a national report out today rating each state's level of preparedness to handle disease outbreaks, bioterrorism attacks or other public health emergencies. The fifth annual report, "Ready or Not," found New Jersey among only seven states meeting all 10 indicators deemed important in being prepared for a public health disaster. Those include having plans in place for emergency vaccine and antidote distribution and a public health laboratory capable of analyzing samples on a round-the-clock basis.

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