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November 03, 2005

American Public Health Association Welcomes National Strategy for Pandemic FluNews Unfiltered

"Following is a statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, APHA executive director, regarding the national strategy for pandemic flu:

"The American Public Health Association welcomes today's release of a national strategy for pandemic influenza. We live in an era during which new and re-emerging diseases, such as the H5N1 avian flu virus, could possibly threaten the health and lives of millions of Americans and tens of millions around the world. We must take the proper precautions to prevent the spread of infectious disease. This plan is an important step in building our capacity to identify and respond to such a potential widespread public health emergency. We thank the administration for providing leadership on this important issue." [Read more]

Posted by dymaxion at November 3, 2005 12:41 PM

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