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CDC Increases Funding To Fight Infectious Diseases, Including Foodborne Disease

August 3, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has awarded $110 million to states and communities to boost their ability to track and respond to infectious diseases. The money will target infectious disease surveillance and outbreak response, public health laboratories, health information systems, and efforts to combat zoonotic, vector-borne and foodborne diseases; vaccine-preventable infections; influenza; and healthcare-associated infections. The total award amount is $13 million higher than in fiscal year 2014. The increased funding is allocated to vaccine-preventable-disease surveillance, foodborne-disease prevention and advanced molecular detection, among other projects.
"CDC funding helps states address infectious disease threats", News release, CDC, August 03, 2015, © CDC
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