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Wisconsin to Receive $25 Million for Bioterrorism

Funds to be used for labs, technology, research, communication and planning

WASHINGTON - HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has made available an additional $1.4 billion to increase the capacity of states, territories and metro areas to respond to terrorism and other public health emergencies. Wisconsin is scheduled to r......

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This year, HHS is spending $3.5 billion this year for bioterrorism preparedness, including research into potential biological agents that could be used as bioterror weapons as well as potential treatments and vaccines. The fiscal year 2003 funding is up from about $1.8 billion for these activities in 2002.

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