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U.S. Public Health Spending Cuts Could Impact Zika Outbreak Response, Report Says

USA TODAY: Cuts to public health could hamper Zika preparation, response
“A report released Tuesday shows the USA reduced spending on public health by hundreds of millions of dollars in the past several years. … ‘We’re not adequately funding state and local health departments,’ which will provide the ‘boots on the ground’ if Zika cases are diagnosed in the USA this summer, said Richard Hamburg, interim president and CEO at the Trust for America’s Health…” (Szabo, 4/19).

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