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UPDATE: New Report by Pediatricians Finds Gaps in Preparing to Protect Kids From Pandemic Flu, Offers Recommendations
Date:10/16/2007

Email address corrected

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Trust for America's Health:

WHAT: Press briefing conference call to discuss a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Trust for America's Health (TFAH), "Pandemic Influenza: Warning, Children At-Risk." The report identifies gaps in U.S. preparedness in treating and caring for children during a possible pandemic flu outbreak and provides recommendations from AAP and TFAH for how to address those gaps.

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET), Wednesday, October 17, 2007

WHO: Jeffrey Levi, PhD, Executive Director, Trust for America's Health

John S. Bradley, MD, FAAP, AAP Committee on Infectious Disease

Member, Children's Hospital San Diego

Henry H. Bernstein, DO, FAAP, AAP Committee on Infectious Disease

Member, Chief, General Academic Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at

Dartmouth

HOW: Please call Kim Elliott at (202) 223-2901 or send an email to kelliott@tfah.org to reserve a line for the audio conference. The call will be moderated, please call in a few minutes before the scheduled start time to avoid delays.

Questions for the panelist will be limited to credentialed members of the media.

The report will be made available on TFAH's Web site http://www.healthyamericans.org at 10 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday, October 17, 2007. Advanced embargoed copies of the report and state-specific materials are available to media only upon request.

A replay of the audio conference will be available after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17 until midnight on Thursday, October 18 by calling 888-266-2081, participant code number 154182.

The Pew Charitable Trusts is a supporter of the Pandemic Preparedness Initiative.


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