West Nile Virus Outbreak: Lessons for Public Health Preparedness

HEHS-00-180 Published: Sep 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 2000.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the West Nile virus outbreak, focusing on: (1) establishing a thorough chronological account of the significant events and communications that occurred, from doctors and others who first saw the symptoms and from the officials mounting a response; and (2) identifying lessons learned for public health and bioterrorism preparedness.

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