The Lung Association

The Lung Association

August 10, 2009 15:40 ET

Lung Association Media Call on "Getting Prepared for H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)"

Canadians encouraged to Twitter or e-mail their questions on how to prepare for H1N1 flu

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 10, 2009) - On Tuesday, August 25th at 10am (EST), The Canadian Lung Association will hold a "Getting Prepared for H1N1 flu" media call to help inform Canadians on how to prepare for an expected second wave of H1N1 flu.

In advance of the call, the Association is calling on Canadians to submit their questions about H1N1 flu to info@lung.ca or to Twitter them to @canlung.

"We realize that many Canadians, especially parents with young children and people with lung disease, have a number of questions about how they should be preparing for H1N1," said Cameron Bishop, Director of Government Affairs for The Canadian Lung Association, "We hope Canadians will send us their questions on H1N1 flu and we'll have our experts answer them in a nationwide media call on August 25th. We also encourage the media to take part in this important public health information session".

The media call will include noted experts in pediatric respirology and infectious disease.

Media wishing to participate in the call can do so on August 25, 2009, at 10am (EST) by calling:

Dial-in: 1-613-233-1979 / 1-866-696-5910

Passcode: 7567637

Basic information on H1N1 flu, symptoms and treatment

Advice on H1N1 flu for people with asthma and COPD

How to prepare for H1N1 flu and lower your risk of catching it

Instructions and a poster that shows the steps to proper handwashing:

http://www.lung.ca/protect-protegez/germs-microbes_e.php

About The Lung Association

Established in 1900, The Lung Association is one of Canada's oldest and most respected health charities, and the leading national organization for science-based information, research, education, support programs and advocacy on lung heath issues.

Contact Information

  • The Lung Association
    Cameron Bishop
    Director of Government Affairs and Media Relations
    613-569-6411, ext, 223