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China Builds 2,448 Disease Prevention, Control Centers (China)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Since 2003, the Chinese government has spent $1.4 billion constructing a network of 2,448 disease prevention centers. Now these centers are linked by a computer system, allowing the government to detect and track possible epidemics before they start. Beyond giving the country the ability to fight the spread of infectious diseases, the system also collects statistics on everyday ailments like cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. These illnesses are a growing concern in China; as the standard of living has risen, so have the instances of these so-called "modern diseases". (Click here for more - May Require Free Registration





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