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Most cities ready to respond to terror attacks and emergencies

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- In the event of a biological attack, disease outbreak or other public health emergency, it seems most states and cities are ready to respond.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds all 50 states have the ability to investigate urgent disease reports 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Nearly 90 percent of states and localities were able to fire up emergency operations-centers quickly for drills or real incidents.

The CDC says most areas were proficient in detecting biological agents.

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