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July 16, 2007

Albany--  The Southwest Georgia Public Health District was ready and available to help during the courthouse scare Monday.  

Emergency officials asked the Health Department be on high alert  just in case. Department workers have extensive training to deal with any potential threat. Just three weeks ago, they participated in an anthrax drill at Albany's main post office. The main duty of health officials during a threat would be to distribute medication in mass amounts.

"We periodically want to drill what we would do in these types of emergencies so that in the event a true emergency arises, we're prepared to be able to dispense to a large number of people and quickly," said Public Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant.

The district health office had its own scare a few months ago when employees opened a suspicious package. It turned out to be harmless but Dr. Grant says that prepared them to handle the real thing.

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