Saturday, June 21st, 2008
By Shelley Grieshop
Practice for Pandemic flu outbreak held
  Mercer County Health Department Administrator Dale Palmer headed up the five-county exercise that began weeks ago. The scenario was a pandemic flu outbreak that began in Asia and made its way to our local area this week. Palmer, who until recently worked as a health official in Allen County, began preparation for the week-long program nearly two years ago. Local hospitals, health departments and other emergency departments also held on-site pandemic planning exercises at their facilities on Tuesday and Wednesday.
In a real pandemic flu outbreak, the campus in Lima would be used as a 25-bed temporary treatment site for patients - including those from Mercer and Auglaize counties - who need less than 24-hour care and who could not be admitted to their local hospitals/medical facilities for various reasons.
- Shelley Grieshop
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