Invited Commentary

Commentary on “Strengthening Rural States’ Capacity to Prepare for and Respond to Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2013–2015”

Authors: Mary Jane Burton, MD


In response to the sentinel Institute of Medicine report on emerging infectious diseases,1 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a national strategy for infectious disease prevention in 19942 and created the Emerging Infection Program (EIP) in 1995. As part of the Emerging Infection Program, the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) for Infectious Diseases Cooperative Agreement provides funding
to regional health departments for infectious disease prevention, surveillance, rapid response, and containment.
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