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White House FY16 Budget Request Seeks Additional Funds For Domestic Disease Outbreak Preparedness

CQ News: HHS: Ebola Inspires More Spending on Biological Threats
“In the wake of the Ebola outbreak, an emergency preparedness program to fight deadly pathogens stands to receive a funding boost under the Department of Health and Human Services budget proposed Monday…” (Zanona, 2/2).

The Hill: White House proposes more money to fight outbreaks
“…In its proposed 2016 budget, the Obama administration announced additional funds for domestic preparedness to ‘more effectively and efficiently respond to potential, future outbreaks here at home.’ … The fiscal outline also continues funding for the Global Health Security Agenda, a global initiative launched last February to fight infectious disease threats…” (Viebeck, 2/2).

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