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Tennessee Bird Flu Drill

On Saturday, doctors and volunteers conducted a drill to practice their plan of action should Avian Flu break out in Tennessee.

At the Summit Medical Center, volunteers from the Tennessee state guard helped hospital staff provide first aid and mocked the process of isolating infected patients.

Genaco, a medical technology firm, supplied Bird Flu testing kits.

The purpose of the exercise was to prepare emergency workers for an actual medical crisis.

Around the world, Israel’s agriculture ministry confirms the deadly H5N1 strain of Bird Flu has spread to three locations in the Holy Land.

The ministry says the flu was found at two southern communal farms and a farming community in central Israel.

A fourth area is also suspected of being infected.

Hundreds of thousands of turkeys and chickens have been culled as a precaution.

Meanwhile, Egypt has reported its second human case of Bird flu. The man is said to be recovering in a hospital after being admitted last Thursday for a fever.

Egypt’s first known human case was a woman who died Friday.

Health officials report the two victims were from different villages in the same province but had no contact.


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