Report: States need to improve on disease surveillance

01/2/2008 | Government Health IT magazine

A report says 12 states do not have disease surveillance systems that are compatible with the CDC system and says there are still areas that need to be addressed for disaster preparedness. "Health departments cannot protect people from existing or emerging health threats, such as new disease outbreak, like a pandemic flu, or a bioterrorist attack, without correct and pertinent information," the report said.

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