The Lung Association

The Lung Association

August 24, 2009 10:46 ET

Media Advisory/The Lung Association: Media Call on "Getting Prepared for H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)"

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 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 helpful tips to prepare for an expected second wave of H1N1 flu.

The media call will include the following experts in respirology and infectious disease:

- Dr. Peter MacLeod, Medical Spokesperson for The Lung Association

- Dr. Sharon Dell, Sick Kids Hospital

- Dr. Darcy Marciniuk, Canadian Thoracic Society

- Dr. Ken Scott, Public Health Agency of Canada

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

An MP3 version of the call will be available for download at www.lung.ca 24 hours after the media call has concluded.

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