CDC to provide $67 million to health departments for fight against antibiotic resistance

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On Wednesday, the CDC announced it is allotting $67 million to health departments across the country to help eliminate patient safety threats like antibiotic resistance and healthcare-associated infections.

Portions of the funds will be made available to all 50 state health departments, six local health departments — Chicago, the District of Columbia, Houston, Los Angeles County, New York City and Philadelphia — and Puerto Rico. Funds will also support seven new regional laboratories strategically located in the Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Mountain region, Central U.S. and the West with rapid diagnostic capabilities to detect emerging antibiotic resistant threats. The funds will become available to jurisdictions beginning Aug. 1.

To learn more about the regional labs click here.

Find more information on the funds from the CDC here.

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