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U.S. launches new global initiative
to prevent infectious disease threats

Washington Post, by Lena H. Sun

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/13/2014 10:25:04 AM

Faced with what they describe as a perfect storm of converging threats from infectious disease epidemics, U.S. officials are launching a global effort Thursday with more than two dozen countries and international organizations to prevent deadly outbreaks from spreading. The goal is to prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease threats where they start. That’s more effective and less costly than treating sick people after diseases spread. The new initiative will aim to bolster security at infectious disease laboratories, strengthen immunization programs and set up emergency response centers that can react to outbreaks within 120 minutes. Despite advances in medicine and

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Seal the border, do health screenings of immigrants (especially from countries where epidemics are in full swing)? Not in the cards, and in cases of people with HIV/AIDS, they go to the head of the immigration line.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 2/13/2014 11:55:16 AM     (No. 9730908)

Cattle cars and ovens, that´s the ticket, claim progressives.

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