CDC Seeks $40M to Modernize Infectious Disease Tracking Tools
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is requesting$6.6 billion in 2014’s budget. Out of $6.6 billion, $434.4 million will be used to modernize infectious disease outbreaks investigation, reduce healthcare-associated infection, and food safety. The CDC is requesting $40 million for advanced molecular detection initiative. In addition to the advanced molecular detection of tracking disease tools, CDC is also working on expanding foodborne pathogen monitoring system. There are five specific websites that would support the CDC request for emerging and zoonotic infectious diseases. Article: http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2013/4/19/cdc-seeks-40m-to-modernize-infectious-disease-tracking-tools.aspx 1. http://www.cdc.gov/
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