Report: W.Va. response to disease threats lagging

December 18, 2013 5:18 AM

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The report issued by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that outdated systems and limited resources are hampering the nation's ability to prevent and control infectious disease outbreaks.

While huge advancements against infectious diseases since the 1940s have made it possible for the majority of Americans to live much longer lives, "we can't become complacent against the threat that they pose," said Jeffrey Levi, executive director of the Trust for America's Health. He said infectio...

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