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Media Advisory: Public Health Ontario to conduct telebriefing on influenza, respiratory viruses

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2013 — Media are invited to join Public Health Ontario (PHO) experts on Friday, November 1, 2013 for a webinar and telebriefing about trends and current information related to influenza and other respiratory viruses. 

The session will highlight PHO’s work in testing, surveillance, monitoring, detection and management, in collaboration with health care sector partners across Canada. The briefing will address issues that PHO is consulted on by the media throughout the influenza season. Speakers will provide the latest statistics, evidence and trends related to the prevention and control of influenza and emerging respiratory viruses.

Who: Dr. Natasha Crowcroft, Chief, Infectious Diseases; Dr. Jonathan Gubbay, Medical microbiologist; and Dr. Doug Sider, Medical Director, Communicable Disease Prevention and Control. 

When: November 1, 2013 11:00 AM EST

Format: One hour online briefing; Journalists will have the chance to ask questions to participants via webinar once presentations have been completed.

To join the Webinar: Please contact PHO Media Relations (647-260-7247 / for log-in and dial-in information.

Public Health Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. Public Health Ontario links public health practitioners, front-line health workers and researchers to the best scientific intelligence and knowledge from around the world.

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