The hearing will focus on the emerging health threat posed by West Nile Virus, as well as the adequacy of the federal and state response to increasing disease incidence. Ongoing research related to the virus will also be explored along with future challenges various federal and state agencies face in order to effectively respond to health threats posed by naturally occurring infectious diseases this year and beyond.
Center for Biologics, Evaluation and Research
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
U.S. National Institute of Health
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
President and Chairman, Department of Neurology