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Media Advisory: PCC Bioterrorism Workshop Planned for Nov. 27

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Community College will host a three-hour workshop, "Bioterrorism: The Dawning of a Public Health Risk,"from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in Room 104 of the Central Portland Workforce Training Center, 1626 S.E. Water Ave. Karen Stefonek, an epidemiologist with Oregon’s Department of Human Services, will discuss identification and reporting procedures on such bioterrorism hazards as anthrax, botulism, foodborne illnesses, plagues and smallpox.Also, Stefonek will highlight basic principles of biological weapons and how to prepare for an attack. The workshop is open to healthcare professionals, care providers and the public. Cost is $5. Check-in will be at 8:45 a.m. For more information, call 503-731-6633.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »


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