More Money Coming to Utah for Homeland Defense

More Money Coming to Utah for Homeland Defense

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- There's going to be some more federal money coming to Utah for homeland security needs.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson announced yesterday that Utah will get more than 14 (M)million dollars in federal money.

It's designed to help the state strengthen its capacity to respond to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.

The funds will be used to upgrade infectious disease surveillance, enhance hospital readiness and improve information-sharing among the various agencies involved in homeland defense.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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