County’s first responders assess health preparedness

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Jackson County residents can rest assured that area officials and volunteers are ready to respond to a widespread threat of anthrax or flu epidemic that could threaten the public’s safety.

Volunteers from across the region turned out for a mock infection of anthrax, helping Jackson County Health Department and other first responders test their readiness to protect the public’s health.

The health department, area medical personnel and volunteers shifted into gear Friday when a bulletin went out notifying the public of the threat of anthrax, quickly establishing what is called a mass point of dispensing of medication at Seymour High School.

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