TSU to team with Metro on bioterrorism exercise

The Metro Public Health Department and Tennessee State University will partner with several local agencies to conduct a bioterrorism drill on Friday, March 15, in two staging points in the city.

TSU’s College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Sciences and the university’s Cooperative Extension Program are active participants in the drill, according to Rita Fleming, extension specialist and the TSU coordinator of the bioterrorism exercise.

More than 500 volunteers will participate in the drill and practice dispensing medication through points-of-distribution set up at Antioch and McGavock high schools.