NATIONAL. Daily on Healthcare: Republicans embrace key tenets of Obamacare (The National Examiner)

by Philip KleinKimberly Leonard, & Robert King

October 22, 2018

Local officials raise alarm about shortage of epidemiologists. Local health departments will need to grow their epidemiology staffs by 40 percent to meet public health emergencies, according to a report published Friday by the Big Cities Health Coalition and Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. A shortage of “disease detectives” would be particularly concerning amid the opioid crisis and the latest spread of paralysis-inducing acute flaccid myelitis.

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