Flu Preps

By: Liz Fogle
By: Liz Fogle

KENTUCKY HAS HAD A MILD FLU SEASON SO FAR...BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE MAKING PLANS FOR WHAT THEY WOULD DO IF THERE WERE A MAJOR FLU OUTBREAK ...LIKE THE AVIAN FLU. A REPRESENTATIVE WITH THE U-S HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND MEMBERS OF KENTUCKY'S HEALTH DEPARTMENT MET FRIDAY TO DISCUSS KENTUCKYS PLAN..WHICH THE STATE HAS BEEN WORKING ON FOR SEVERAL YEARS. THE PLAN OUTLINES WHO WOULD RECEIVE SPECIAL VACCINES DURING AN OUTBREAK AND HOW HOSPITALS AND OTHER INSITUTIONS WOULD RESPOND AND TREAT THE SICK. ALSO DURING THE EVENT...OFFICIALS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT THAT WOULD INITIALLY GIVE KENTUCKY AN ADDITIONAL ONE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS TO CONTINUE ITS PREPARATION.


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