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Avian Flu Preparedness Plan Nearly Ready

By Diane Ako

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The state is just weeks away from finishing up an action plan in case the bird flu is found in Hawaii. This is a rough draft of the avian flu preparedness plan. City, county, state, and federal agencies all worked together to come up with a plan. It says it's just a matter of time before bird flu hits Hawaii, and it wants to be ready.

Ed Teixeira, Vice director of State Civil Defense, says, "If it is detected in our islands then we have a good response plan to contain the disease whether it's in the wild or in farms."

One partner in this plan is the Pacific Disaster Center. It has general information about avian flu on its website, pdc.org

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