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U.S. Aims To Bolster Disease Detection, Response In High-Risk Nations

Associated Press: U.S. looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak
“…Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster. ‘It’s really urgent that we address the weak links and blind spots around the world,’ Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told the Associated Press. ‘Ebola is a powerful reminder that a health threat anywhere can affect us.’ … Now the Obama administration has requested $600 million for the CDC to implement what it calls the Global Health Security Agenda, working with an international coalition to shore up disease detection in high-risk countries and guard against the next contagion…” (Neergaard, 11/23).

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