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$2.3B earmarked for pandemic flu preparedness

The 2006 emergency supplemental appropriations bill approved by a joint congressional conference June 8 includes $2.3 billion for pandemic influenza preparation, which puts total fiscal 2006 pandemic flu funding at $6.1 billion. President Bush proposed a $7.1 pandemic flu budget for 2006, but only received $3.46 billion as an add-on to the 2006 Defense Department Appropriations Bill passed last December. Full Story

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