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The annual index found worrying discrepancies among states that create widening gaps, especially in low-income areas and those vulnerable to public health emergencies.
TFAH rated 26 states and Washington, D.C., as 6 or lower on a 10-point scale.
The most common pathogens not properly inactivated were Bacillus anthracis and Francisella tularensis.
Larsen JC, Disbrow GL. Project BioShield and the Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority: a ten year progress report on meeting U.S. preparedness objectives for threat agents. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 4)
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