Wyoming Gets Bad Score For Pandemic Preparedness

Laramie, WY – Wyoming is among six states that received the lowest score for being prepared for a potential influenza pandemic.

A research group measured each state in ten categories.

The states that got the lowest score were Arkansas, Iowa, Mississippi, Nevada, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Seven states have yet to participate in a federal program to buy antivirals for a potential influenza pandemic. Wyoming is not among them.

The top states in being prepared are Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.