CDC awards $200M to states to address infectious disease threats

The CDC awarded more than $200 million to states, cities, counties and territories through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases cooperative agreement to address threats created by emerging and reemerging infectious diseases.

The funds will be used to improve local efforts to prevent, detect and respond to public health threats created by infectious disease, including $77 million to help state health departments combat antibiotic resistance.

"More than 23,000 people in the United States die each year from infections caused by antibiotic resistance," said Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, the director of the CDC. "CDC is committed to helping states and cities strengthen their ability to combat antibiotic resistance, and these funds will help state efforts to keep people safe."

To learn more about the funds, click here.

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