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Focus group discusses ‘Contagion’

| December 4, 2013


What would happen if an infectious disease broke out in Coshocton County? Would county emergency responders be prepared? That’s what public health officials and other community members discussed today, Wednesday, Dec. 4 in the Frontier Power Community Room after watching the 2011 movie, ‘Contagion’. The event was facilitated by Christy Mosier, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, and Betty King, Regional Public Health Coordinator. “If this were happening here in Ohio, would we be prepared and what effect would it have on your agency?” asked King. Participants in the table discussion agreed that hospitals would need to be notified, doctors would need to keep a close eye on all patient symptoms, the sick would need to be secluded from the healthy, and there would need to be a way to notify residents of the disease.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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