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UNG students participate in mock bioterrorism event
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Candace Banes, right, checks Jacob Wilburn's heart rate in the quarantine room during a mock disaster involving a bioterrorism event at University of North Georgia in Dahlonega on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. This mock disaster gives students in nursing, physical therapy, counseling, and other fields to get training in a low-stakes environment that simulates a major health crisis. - photo by Austin Steele
The fake scenario all started with 20 University of North Georgia students coming back from a study abroad trip. Then, it took a turn for the worst. Spread out across the convocation center in Dahlonega, students and health care professionals assessed a mock “bioterrorism event” as part of an interdisciplinary learning exercise.