Lynch, Leavitt to meet on avian flu

Gov. John Lynch and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt will discuss state and national efforts to prepare ior a possible avian flu pandemic with health-care professionals, community and business leaders, and state officials next week in Manchester.

“An avian flu pandemic could be a catastrophe for the citizens of New Hampshire. We must make sure every sector of our state, including state agencies, local communities, emergency response officials, health care providers and businesses, are doing everything possible to prepare,” Gov. Lynch said.

The meeting, co-hosted by Lynch, the state Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health and the Bureau of Emergency Management, will begin at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the city of Manchester’s Division of Public Health Services. – NHBR STAFF

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