Report gives USA low grades on preparing for disease

December 18, 2014 3:00 PM

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Ebola exposed significant weaknesses in the USA's ability to handle infectious disease outbreaks, according to a report that gives the nation low grades in preparedness.

On a scale of 1 to 10, half the states and Washington, D.C., scored a 5 or lower, according to the report released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America's Health. Arkansas received a 2, the lowest score. The highest score was an 8 earned by five states: Maryland, Mass...

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