Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

July 17, 2009 10:04 ET

Media Advisory: Public Health Agency of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 17, 2009) - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, federal Minister of Health, along with Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. Frank Plummer, Scientific Director General of the National Microbiology Laboratory, and Dr. Danielle Grondin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness in the Public Health Agency of Canada, will provide an update on the topic of the H1N1 flu virus.

The update will include a briefing on FluWatch, the Public Health Agency of Canada's national surveillance system that monitors the spread of influenza and influenza-like illness (ILIs) in Canada on an ongoing basis. It now includes reporting on the H1N1 flu virus pandemic. It is recommended that reporters visit http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/fluwatch/08-09/index-eng.php to see a sample of FluWatch if they are interested in asking questions about it.

Media are invited to attend. If you are unable to participate in person, please call:



North American Dial-In #: 1-888-265-0464
Int'l/Local Dial-In #: (613) 954-4096
Conference ID # 20814056

Date : Friday, July 17, 2009

Location: 0115C (Departmental Board Room)
Basement, Brooke Claxton Building
Ottawa, Ontario

Time : 12:00 p.m. EDT


Regular updates on H1N1 flu virus are available on our website at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/alert-alerte/swine_200904-eng.php

Subscribe to our RSS feed for journalists on H1N1 influenza A at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/rss/index-eng.php

Webcast of media briefing: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/alert-alerte/swine_webcast-eng.php

Contact Information

  • Office of Leona Aglukkaq
    Minister of Health
    Jessica Fletcher
    613-957-0200
    or
    Public Health Agency of Canada
    Media Relations
    613-941-8189