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Report hits state's emergency preparedness following H1N1 mess

December 15, 2009
by Robert McCoppin
Daily Herald

Illinois ranks among the bottom 20 states in health emergency response, concludes a new report that says this year's H1N1 outbreak exposed "serious underlying gaps" in the nation's preparedness.

Illinois met standards in six out of 10 key indicators, the analysis released today found.

The annual report, "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism," was produced by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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