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From Antibodies to Goats: Ensuring the Public Health

While ensuring the nation's public health was primarily the responsibility of the government during the past century, the endeavor now relies heavily on partnerships with industry, said Craig Vanderwagen, assistant secretary for preparedness and response for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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State Pandemic Preparedness Plan Thrown Into Temporary Limbo

A plan that has been in the works for three years to establish the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School as an emergency center during a terrorist attack or outbreak of infectious disease hit a snag this week when concerns surfaced among Oak Bluffs leaders about the suitability of the site.

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Massachusetts Water Professionals Prepare To Address Emergency Situations

More than 50 Massachusetts drinking water and wastewater professionals gathered recently at the New England Water Works Association in Holliston to collaborate and learn more about preparing for emergencies with local drinking water or sewer systems — and how to work together to recover from them. Keep Reading

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Report Suggests Refocusing US Pandemic Vaccine Efforts

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) suggests in a new report that an increased focus on the development of vaccine adjuvants could save the US government money while improving the nation's preparedness for an influenza pandemic.

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Flu Vaccine Value Called into Question

Here we go again. As flu season approaches, everyone will be urged to get a shot. Vaccinations against influenza are supposed to keep us from getting sick and protect us from potentially lethal complications. That's the promise. What's the reality?

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West Nile May be Down, but is it Out?

West Nile virus, which made its US debut nine years ago in New York and proceeded to spread coast to coast, appears to be in retreat this year, resulting in substantially fewer cases of human illness.

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EU Health Ministers Rehearse for Major Health Crises

Gathering for an informal meeting on 8-9 September, the ministers emphasized the need to improve coordination and speed up reactions at European level to enable authorities to efficiently protect the public in case of major outbreaks of contagious diseases like avian influenza, SARS and yellow fever.

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