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PRI Examines U.S. Disease Outbreak Preparedness

PRI: Is the U.S. ready for the next big pandemic?
“In 1994, public health experts Laurie Garrett and Stephen Ostroff warned of disturbing trends in global public health: Rising antibiotic resistance, overlooked and underfunded public health infrastructure and a frightening resurgence of old diseases we thought we’d beat. More than 20 years later, they say many of the threats to our public health, including the threat of a massive epidemic, remain the same…” (Shockman, 3/12).