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For Release: May 5, 2009
Contact: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
405/271-5601

Media Advisory
News Conference on H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) Scheduled Today

What: The Oklahoma State Department of Health will host a news conference this morning to update news media on the status of the H1N1 influenza (swine flu) outbreak in Oklahoma.

When: Today – Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 11 a.m.

Where: Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 Northeast Tenth Street, Room 307, Oklahoma City

Who: Julie Cox-Kain
Deputy Commissioner of Disease and Prevention Services

Dr. Kristy Bradley
State Epidemiologist

Scott Sproat
Chief of Emergency Preparedness and Response

Why: The Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma City-County Health Department, Tulsa Health Department and the state's 68 local county health departments are responding to the nationwide public health emergency associated with the ongoing H1N1 flu outbreak. Today's news conference will detail any confirmation of cases in Oklahoma and state and local response in H1N1 disease surveillance.

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