Report says Florida needs to do more to fight disease, other threats

May 23, 2019

As hepatitis A cases continue to rise in Florida and hurricane season approaches, a report says more work needs to be done to ensure the health and safety of residents against emerging infectious diseases, terrorism and extreme weather conditions, according to an article on the Orlando Sentinel website.

Florida scored a 6.7 on the 2019 National Health Security Preparedness Index, putting it on par with the national average. But the state lags the national average in half of the six categories and outperforms the nation in the other half. 

One of the categories is healthcare delivery.

Healthcare delivery focuses on the ability to ensure access to high-quality medical services during and after disasters and emergencies.

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