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Bioterrorism response



Published: Thu, May 30, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Bioterrorism response

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency has received its first shipment of biological test kits to be used for training first responders.

The kits contain two types of devices for field testing possible biological agents that could be used in an attack against the United States, including ricin, cholera, anthrax and botulism.

The kits will be distributed among local health officials and hazardous materials response teams.

Other safety forces will receive them as more kits become available.

Continuing education

GIRARD -- Dorothy Fiorino, director of the Ohio Nurses Association HealthPro Network, is the speaker for the District Three continuing education offering.

"Law and Rules of the Ohio Board of Nursing" is set for 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Girard Free Library, 105 Prospect Ave. The deadline for registration is this Friday.

The program, approved for 1.3 contact hours, fulfills the mandatory requirement of one continuing education hour on the law and rules of the Ohio Board of Nursing for relicensure.

For information and costs, call (330) 799-4199.




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