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CDC funding helps states fight diseases

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With Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is giving $75.8 million to help states and communities strengthen core epidemiology and laboratory capacity needed to track and respond quickly to infectious diseases.

The money comes from the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Cooperative Agreement (ELC) and will help pay for more than 1,000 full- and part-time positions in the state, territorial, local, and tribal health departments.

These positions include epidemiologists, laboratorians, and health information systems staff.

Georgia is receiving a total of  $1,463,840.

The funding provided through the ELC cooperative agreement supports surveillance, detection, and outbreak response efforts in many infectious disease areas, including zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, foodborne diseases, influenza, and healthcare-associated infections.

The ELC provides health departments with resources to rapidly identify and respond to outbreaks of new and emerging infectious disease threats, such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and monkeypox.

 

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