Published in Managed Care Weekly Digest, January 2nd, 2006
Within a few years, U.S. public health research, funding and manpower, especially at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, shifted largely from infectious diseases to chronic ones such as cancer, heart disease and stroke. Federal public hospitals that specialized in infectious diseases closed as the number of infectious-disease courses at public health schools were slowly scaled back.
Decades later, as the nation prepares for a potential avian flu...
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