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State to train 150,000 for bioterrorism

Georgia hospitals will soon have an enhanced role in the war on terror. The Georgia Department of Human Resources plans to launch a new bioterrorism/emergency preparedness program for as many as 150,000 hospital workers across the state. While public health agencies and hospitals conduct disaster training for health-care workers on a regular basis, this will be the most comprehensive and individualized training ever administered statewide. “This is the first time that it has happened at this level,” said Tod Rose, risk communicator for the state’s division of public health. “Each health-care worker is going to receive a packet that will give them the tools and training that they need. Full Story

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