A new study finds that North Carolina is among the top states prepared for an infectious disease outbreak.

A new report released earlier this month by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) finds North Carolina scored seven out of 10 on key indicators of policies and capabilities to protect against infectious disease threats.Among the necessary steps that need to be taken, North Carolina received points for requiring HPV vaccines for teens, vaccinating at least half of their population for the seasonal flu during the 2012-2013 flu season, and evaluating the operations plan in case of a real event or emergency.