Obama's 2014 Budget Includes $40M for Infection Surveillance

President Barack Obama's budget for fiscal year 2014 includes a request for $40 million for an infection surveillance program by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a report by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

A CDC fact sheet shows a $432 million requested budget for emerging and zoonotic infectious diseases — a $70 million increase from the fiscal year 2012 budget. The president's requested budget for CDC's emerging and zoonotic infectious diseases department includes the following:

•    $278 million for core infectious diseases
•    $49 million for food safety
•    $40 million for the Advanced Molecular Detection and Response to Infectious Disease Outbreaks initiative
•    $33 million for quarantine and migration
•    $32 million for the National Healthcare Safety Network, a reporting system for healthcare-associated infections — an increase of $12 million from FY 2012

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