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Capitol Health Call
May 11, 2011

Disease Clusters

JAMA. 2011;305(18):1850. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.603

A hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works focused on ways to better identify disease clusters and improve environmental health.

The March 29 hearing centered on the Strengthening Protections for Children and Communities From Disease Clusters Act (S 76 [http://thomas.loc.gov]). The bill, introduced January 25, is intended to increase coordination, transparency, and accountability when federal agencies work together to investigate and address potential disease clusters.

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