The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today awarded about $110 million to help health departments track and respond to infectious diseases. In addition to states and territories, the funding went to Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. It includes allocations to track vaccine-preventable diseases, build capacity for advanced molecular detection, track and respond to foodborne disease and mosquito- and tick-borne viruses, and combat healthcare-associated infections, flu and antibiotic resistance. Allocated through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Cooperative Agreement, the funding includes $51 million from the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund.