Meeting Tonight to Address Flu Preparedness

Updated 4/20

Flu Plan to Be Ready by Summer
Fairfax County officials said at a meeting last night that the county's response plan for possible pandemic flu should be ready by this summer as a supplement to the county emergency plan.

They spoke to about 200 people at a town hall session called to hear about preparedness for a possible outbreak.

Officials said they were putting together a plan that will address public health, vital infrastructure and resource management.

-- Leef Smith

Originally posted 4/19
From today's Metro section:

Fairfax County officials will host a public meeting tonight to discuss pandemic flu and the development of the county's readiness plan.

The meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. in the board auditorium of the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Pkwy., will feature a panel of experts, including Fairfax Health Director Gloria Addo-Ayensu and Virginia Department of Health veterinary epidemiologist Julia Murphy. Panelists will provide an overview of pandemic flu and address avian flu as well as critical infrastructure issues in Fairfax that may arise during a pandemic.

A question-and-answer session will follow. Questions will be accepted from those in attendance, by phone at 703-818-1445 and by e-mail at

-Leef Smith

By  |  April 18, 2006; 10:00 AM ET  | Category:  Community Events , Government , Health Care, Hospitals
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