Coast Medical Teams Prepare For Biological Attack

There have been no cases of Anthrax in Mississippi, but emergency workers and hospitals are preparing for the possibility of a bio-terrorism attack.

Friday, the staff of Biloxi Regional Medical Center got a brush up course on dealing with chemical and biological terrorism.

Doctor Rathel Nolan was the keynote speaker. He is an infectious disease specialist and professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Doctors and nurses were at the seminar as well as police and firefighters.

You're invited to stop by Biloxi Regional to pick up educational information about infectious diseases. The information tells you which diseases are out there, what symptoms you should look for, and how they are treated.

Dr. Nolan says the chance of bio-terrorism striking Mississippi is extremely slim. He says Mississippi is not considered a first tier, or even a second tier target.