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09/08/06 - Angelina County

County's Pandemic Preparedness Kit Goes Statewide

by Ramonica R. Jones

Angelina County's Pandemic Preparedness Tool Kit is going statewide.

The county and cities health district created a task force last spring and held several training sessions to prepare East Texans for the Pandemic Flu. Parents, educators, and healthcare experts from all across the region are now better informed about the disease.

ACCHD Director Sharon Shaw said, "Next year, the year after, whenever we may see some type of a bad influenza event, possibly a Pandemic Influenza, we'll all be aware and have this material at our fingertips in order to educate individuals on how to deal with a disease event."

The Pandemic Preparedness Tool Kit will go out to 35 counties in the region.

For more information about developing a Pandemic Flu Preparedness Plan, go to www.pandemicflu.gov.

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