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Your State Likely Can't Handle An Infectious Disease Outbreak

December 18, 2015
by Willa Frej
Huffington Post

"The country does not sufficiently invest in basic protections that could help avoid significant numbers of outbreaks and save billions of dollars in unnecessary healthcare costs," the Trust for America's Health said in a report released this month.

In the report, the Trust evaluated individual states' ability to deal with unexpected diseases, using metrics such as childhood immunization and HIV-AIDS rates, and scored states on a 10-point scale.

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