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Cuts take toll in Greece as disease, murder rates rise

SUSCEPTIBLE:Researchers found that there were three outbreaks of infectious diseases in a span of 18 months after Greece implemented austerity measures

AFP, WASHINGTON

“The concerns are much broader than simply Greece and these kinds of policies in our view are very dangerous for public health,” he said.

According to Angela Mattie, an expert in healthcare management at the Quinnipiac University School of Business, good health is often linked to strong finances.

“We know in the United States, for example, that employment status is tied to insurance coverage, which is tied to medical care, and early identification and treatment of disease,” said Mattie, who was not involved in the study. “People in better income brackets are at an advantage.”

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