CDC Announces Increased Infectious Disease Spending

CDC Announces Increased Infectious Disease Spending

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it plans to spend $110 million, $13 million more than 2014, to help states track and respond to infectious diseases. The funding includes $17.4 million to prevent and track foodborne illnesses ($4 million more than in 2014); $9.2 million to help state, local and territorial health department build and maintain disease detection, surveillance and prevention programs to reduce the number people infected by the West Nile virus and other mosquito- and tick-borne viruses; and $1.5 million to help states fight Lyme disease. [8/4/15]

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