US Public Health Preparedness for Zika and Other Threats Remains Vulnerable

  • Duchin J
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Abstract

The unanticipated global outbreak of Zika virus infection is the most current but certainly not the last emerging infectious disease challenge to confront the US public heath system. Despite a number of such threats in recent years, significant gaps remain in core areas of public health system readiness. Stable, sustained investments are required to establish a solid foundation for achieving necessary national public health emergency preparedness and response capacity. ( Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness . 2016;10:298–299)

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  • Zika
  • emergency preparedness
  • emerging infection
  • foundational capacities
  • public health

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  • Jeffrey S. Duchin

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