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Wisconsin scores above average in ranking of health emergency preparedness

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WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Is Wisconsin prepared for a major emergency? The latest Health Emergency Preparedness Index was released on Wednesday and Wisconsin sits at a 6.9 which is above the national average.

That means that Wisconsin is ready to respond to everything from extreme weather to terrorist attacks.

An expert behind the study says that the biggest crisis facing Wisconsin today could be the measles.

"We have to make sure younger parents and others are able to understand how important it is to keep our vaccine levels, our herd immunity levels high," said Alonzo Plough with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The CDC says there are a record number of measles cases in the US. So far, there are no cases in Wisconsin. 

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