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For Release:
April 27, 2009

Contact:
Leslea Bennett-Webb, Director
Office of Communications
Oklahoma State Department of Health
405/271-5601

Melanie Christian, Director
Marketing & Creative Services
Tulsa Health Department
918/595-4402


Media Advisory
News Conferences on Swine Flu Outbreak Scheduled in
Oklahoma City and Tulsa Today

What: The Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Tulsa Health Department will each host news conferences this afternoon at their respective offices to update news media on status of swine flu outbreak in Oklahoma.

When: Today -- Monday, April 27, 2009, 1:30 pm

Where: Oklahoma City - Oklahoma State Department of Health, 1000 Northeast Tenth Street, Room 307
Tulsa - James O. Goodwin Health Center, 5051 S. 129th East Ave.

Who: Oklahoma City -- Rocky McElvany, Interim Commissioner of Health; Dr. Kristy Bradley, State Epidemiologist; Scott Sproat, Chief of Emergency Preparedness and Response
Tulsa -- Gary Cox, Tulsa Health Department Director; Kathy Taylor, Mayor, City of Tulsa; Tina Wells, EMSA

Why: The Oklahoma State Department of Health, Tulsa Health Department,
Oklahoma City-County Health Department, and the state's 68 local county health departments are responding to the nationwide public health
emergency associated with the ongoing swine flu outbreak now confirmed
in several states. Today's news conferences will detail state and local
response in swine flu disease surveillance and provide specific actions the
public can follow in an effort to protect themselves from infection.

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