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Influenza: Is This an Emergency?

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 2:00pm (EST)



View this archived webcast below today!

First it was the "swine" flu, and then, the more politically correct novel H1N1 type A influenza. While governments scramble to prepare and respond to continued worldwide spread of this new illness, misinformation abounds. The public is confused and in some cases, approaching panic. You need the facts about influenza, including past, present and future outbreaks. EMS, fire and law enforcement members need information and tools to respond to influenza as professional public health partners. This webcast will tell you how.


Sponsored by:


MyClyns


Speaker(s):

Mike McEvoy, PhD, RN, CCRN, REMT-P
EMS Coordinator
Saratoga County, N.Y.

Mike McEvoy is the EMS coordinator for Saratoga County, N.Y., and teaches pulmonary and critical care medicine at Albany Medical College. Mike is a paramedic, firefighter and member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs Emerging Infectious Diseases task force. He writes and speaks frequently about infectious diseases at EMS, fire and law enforcement conferences and has developed pandemic plans for major corporations, critical infrastructure entities and public safety agencies.



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