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US public health agency to cut global surveillance by 80%

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k590 (Published 06 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k590
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will cut back its global epidemic surveillance and prevention efforts by 80% because it is running out of funds allocated during the 2014 Ebola epidemic.1

During the Ebola epidemic, Congress gave the agency almost $600m (£433m; €486m) in supplemental funds to help it assist countries prevent, detect, and respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases. It set up a Global Health …

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