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Looking to Be Better Prepared for the Next Public Health Emergency

Lawmakers will consider ways to improve the state’s preparedness for public health emergencies. Dallas County officials identified shortfalls in the system last fall when the country's Ebola case was diagnosed.

This legislative session, lawmakers will consider ways to improve the state’s preparedness for public health emergencies. Dallas County leaders identified shortfalls in the system last fall when local health officials diagnosed the country’s first case of Ebola. Legislation is in the works to address those concerns and give the governor the power to declare a state of infectious disease emergency. 

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