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Public Health Advocate Discusses Biodefense in U.S.

Public health advocates are urging federal and state leaders to start preparing now for future emergencies. Trust for America’s health, or TFAH recently released its annual report “Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism.” The report has tracked the nation’s level of public health emergency preparedness since 2003. Dr. Raj Panjabi is a member of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense.
He says the risk to the nation is growing.
To view the report, visit

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!