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The Bell County Public Health District also has a Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) available to the residents of Bell County who are interested in volunteering and being trained to respond to emergencies or ongoing public health needs in their communities. MRC volunteers often serve vital roles in working with their communities. For information on the MRC contact our MRC Director Gene Mikeska by calling 254-773-4457. 

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Bell County Medical Reserve Corps Director Gene Mikeska, MPH conducting a Zika Public Health message response operational briefing. Present were Bell County MRC members and other volunteers August 04, 2016. Photograph by: Angie McQuiston, Bell County Medical Reserve Corps.

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Bell County MRC Coordinator with other members putting together public health information kits for mosquito bite prevention and mosquito borne diseases including the Zika virus.   Photograph by: Gene Mikeska, MPH – Director, Bell County Medical Reserve Corps. 

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Bell County MRC Member MiJung Herren counting Public Health information Kits. Photograph by: Gene Mikeska, MPH – Director, Bell County Medical Reserve Corps.

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Chad Berg, Incident Commander-City of Killeen Office Emergency Management reviews area maps with a volunteer.  Areal Maps provided a public health messaging strategy for the event.  Photograph by: Gene Mikeska, MPH – Director, Bell County Medical Reserve Corps.

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Chad Berg, Incident Commander City of Killeen OEM: Provides initial incident briefing. Photograph by: Gene Mikeska, MPH – Director, Bell County Medical Reserve Corps.

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Michael McQuiston, Bell County Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator (blue shirt-Center right) distributes information packets to teams after receiving their assignments.  Photograph by: Gene Mikeska, MPH – Director, Bell County Medical Reserve Corps.

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Bell County MRC Members (in blue on Right) work with City of Killen Volunteers to distribute public health information during August 4, 2016 deployment.  Photograph by: Gene Mikeska, MPH – Director, Bell County Medical Reserve Corps.

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Michael McQuiston, Bell County Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator (Blue Shirt, Center Right) Coordinated activities between volunteer teams. Photograph by: Gene Mikeska, MPH – Director, Bell County Medical Reserve Corps.

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Photograph by: Gene Mikeska, MPH – Director, Bell County Medical Reserve Corps.  Bell County Medical Reserve Corps in coordination with City of Killeen Volunteers distributed Mosquito bite prevention, mosquito disease information mosquito spray and mosquito dunks during their deployment.  Public health information was distributed to 350 residences between two targeted concentrations areas identified by Bell County Public Health District officials.