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The 5 states most prepared for infectious disease outbreaks

December 21, 2014
by Heather Punke
Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality

Half of the states in the U.S. and Washington, D.C., are ill-equipped to prevent, detect, diagnose and respond to an outbreak of an infectious disease, according to a report from Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The report scored every state and Washington, D.C., on 10 key indicators of their ability to manage severe infectious disease threats, receiving one point for achieving an indicator and zero points if they did not.

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