September 16, 1999
ILLINOIS AWARDED BIOTERROISM GRANT
SPRINGFIELD, IL The Illinois Department of Public Health has been awarded $1.12 million by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve the states ability to respond to the threat of bioterrorism, Dr. John R. Lumpkin, state public health director, today announced.
This funding will allow Illinois to improve the states public health surveillance network and epidemiology capacity so we can quickly respond to the threat of biological release, Dr. Lumpkin said.
The award was part of $40 million that CDC presented to states and major cities throughout the nation for bioterrorism preparedness.
Illinois received funding in four categories:
Besides strengthening our abilities to deal with the threat of terrorist attack, this funding provides an opportunity for us to enhance the states public health infrastructure so we can better deal with disease emergencies, whether natural or deliberate, Dr. Lumpkin said.
of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Questions or Comments