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Missouri State Health Department reviewing federal plans to deal with small pox

September 26, 2002
September 23, 2002
By: Elizabeth Gill

State Capital Bureau

Missouri's Health Department says it's reviewing a federal plan for dealing with biological terror in the state. Elizabeth Gill has the story in Jefferson City.

The Missouri's Health Department received from the CDC what it calls a template outlining how to repond to an outbreak of Small Pox.

The report includes instruction on public management and vaccine administration in the event of an outbreak.

Pam Walker is the state department's director for emergency response and terrorism:


Story:
RunTime: :12
OutCue: "Biological weapons against us."

Current state recommendations call for pre-event vaccinations for public health employees only. The general public would be vaccinated in the event of an outbreak. From the state capitol, I'm Elizabeth Gill.

September 23, 2002

By: Elizabeth Gill

State Capital Bureau

Missouri's state health department says it has recieved the governemt's plans for responding to biological terror. Elizabeth Gill has the story from Jefferson City.

The state health department says the report from the CDC will enahnce the progress in the last year in its plans for dealing to Small Pox.

Pam Walker is the state department's director for emergency response and terrorism:

Story:
RunTime: :16
OutCue: "Federal government as well."

Walker said the national report recommends that some 20-thousand 000 public health emplyees across the nation be vaciinated.

From the State Capitol, I'm Elizabeth Gill.


September 23, 2002

By: Elizabeth Gill

State Capital Bureau

The Missouri state health department says it's reviewing federal plans for responding to biological terror. Elizabeth Gill has the story in Jefferson City.

The state department says the recommendations from the CDC will strenghten some of the exisiting state health plans for dealing with Small Pox.

Pam Walker is the state's director for emergency response and terrorism:

Story:
RunTime: :15
OutCue: "at those sites"

The state health department says existing plans include surveillence and preventing transmission. Walker says the department is prepared to give mass care in the event of a biological attack. From the state capitol, I'm Elizabeth Gill.