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Mock bioterror attack tests officials’ skills

A biological agent is released during a motorcycle convention in Kitsap County. Participants return home, unknowingly spreading a deadly airborne flu virus to the North Olympic Peninsula’s population. Kitsap authorities report nine deaths and counting. Jefferson County officials declare a state of emergency and activate a multi-agency emergency operating center in Port Hadlock to get the situation under control and prevent a disaster. Public healthcare officials issue instructions against contracting the disease and urge residents to stay calm. It’s only a drill. This is a loose scenario of the first countywide public health emergency exercise organized Wednesday by the Jefferson County Emergency Operation Center. Full Story

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