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For immediate release                                                             November 19, 2001


Sharon Regional Health System sponsors December 3 seminar on terrorism/bioterrorism


Sharon Regional Health System presents “Answers to Your Questions on Terrorism/Bioterrorism: A Panel Discussion” December 3, 6:30 p.m. in the Sharon High School Auditorium. The speakers are Sharon Regional’s Sergio Segarra, M.D., director of emergency medicine, James P. Landis, Jr., M.D., a cardiologist who is certified in nuclear safety by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Glenn Miller, emergency medical services coordinator and nuclear/biological/chemical officer for the Mercer County EMA, and Sharon Chief of Police Raymond Green, and Jim Thompson, director of Mercer County emergency services.

The potential threat of bioterrorism has increased paranoia about the possibility of contracting diseases that previously had little effect on everyday American life. The threat of infection or contamination has driven some people to purchase gas masks, chemical suits and expensive antibiotics. On at least one front, these preventive measures could do more harm than good. Speakers will address these concerns and discuss preparedness not only at the national and state level but at the county and local level.

To register, please call Sharon Regional’s Health Information Center at 724-983-5518 or 800-346-7997.