Is U.S. Ready for a Pandemic?

Who, really, is in charge of snuffing out a potential epidemic? 
In the late 1870s, the Mississippi Valley was ravaged by yellow fever. 

Although the likelihood of a large-scale outbreak of Ebola is almost immeasurably tiny, Americans have begun to ask: Who, really, is in charge of snuffing out a potential epidemic? The Centers for Disease Control? Texas Governor Rick Perry? The local alderman?

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