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Mesquite High School hosts bioterror drill

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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:31 pm

Gilbert’s Mesquite High School will play host to a mock bioterrorist training event Saturday. From 10 a.m. to noon, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health’s Office of Preparedness and Response will run the event that will allow the county, town and volunteers to see how quickly and effectively they can work together to dispense medication to the public.

“We have about 200 volunteers who have graciously given their time to basically drive in circles and simulate receiving medications during a mock anthrax attack,” said Alisa Diggs, program manager for Maricopa County Public Health’s Office of Preparedness and Response.

“In order to challenge our team, we will also give drivers scripts so each time they drive through, they represent a different subset of our community such as parents with kids of different ages, those with health conditions and those whose first language is not English.”

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