By: Chen Wei-ting and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Nov. 24 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday that it
will hold a drill to simulate a bioterror attack to examine Taiwan’s ability to respond to bioterrorism.
The drill, set to last 6.5 hours, will be part of a two-day workshop scheduled for Nov. 25-26 for members of the CDC’s biological response teams, the centers said.
Forty-three team members will participate in the drill, according to the CDC.
Chen Chang-hsun (陳昶勳), a CDC section chief, said the centers began to train bioterror response personnel in 2004, and officially established biological response teams in six regions in 2009. [FULL STORY]