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November 6, 2012

Clinton County to hold anthrax-exposure drill

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“In case of a real (anthrax) attack, those people exposed would go through a 60-day treatment,” Labombard said. “We will give out a five-day supply (of candies) during the drill. In a real event, everyone would be required to come back (for their next dose of antibiotics).”

For a real anthrax exposure, CVPH Medical Center would provide the Health Department with a five-day supply of antibiotics from its cache of emergency supplies. The region would receive additional supplies of medicine from the national stockpile.

Between 25 and 30 Health Department personnel will participate in the Dec. 5 event, along with representatives from the region’s Medical Reserve Corps and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

Email Jeff Meyers:

jmeyers@pressrepublican.com

HOW TO HELP To volunteer as a "victim" in the Clinton County Health Department's anthrax exposure drill on Wednesday at the Senior Citizens Council, 5139 North Catherine St., register at www.health.ny.gov/GoToClinic. Preregistration is required by Nov. 30. For more information, call the Health Department at 565-4870 and ask for Peggy.

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