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CDC Expands Coronavirus Containment Efforts


By Cathy Jakicic Emergency Preparedness
coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expanding efforts to count and control for the coronavirus, as well as prepare for a potential pandemic, according to The Hill.

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases said the CDC’s priority remains “slowing the introduction of the virus into the U.S."

"This buys us more time to prepare communities for more cases and possibly sustained spread.” she said.

 

The CDC is working with state hospitals, healthcare facilities, pharmacies and emergency medical equipment suppliers to keep communities across the U.S. ready for new cases. 

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, check out the FacilitiesNet healthcare page

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