These States Will Keep You Safest From Infection
A state-by-state report says the U.S. is not prepared to handle the next outbreak.
December 17, 2015
by Kimberly Leonard
U.S. News & World Report
The annual report, "Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases," comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America's Health, a nonprofit that focuses on disease prevention. Its authors ranked states across 10 indicators – including vaccination rates, reporting of HIV/AIDS, syringe exchange programs, adaption plans to account for infections due to changing temperatures and weather patterns, and testing food for reported cases of E. coli within four days – to gauge how well they are working to keep their residents safe from infectious diseases.
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