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H1N1 and U.S. Cooperation with Latin America

October 5, 2009

Date: 10/05/2009 Location: Washington, DC Description: Briefing at the Washington FPC for participants of the H1N1 tour for Latin American journalists © State Dept Image
October 5-9, 2009; Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia
Contact: Washington Media Relations Officer Jennifer Archibeque
Telephone: 202-504-6319; email:

Nine radio and print journalists from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, and Venezuela participated in the reporting tour about H1N1.  While in Washington, the journalists interviewed experts and high-level officials at the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Pan American Health Organization, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration within the U.S. Department of Labor.  The journalists traveled to Atlanta for interviews at the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Georgia Department of Community Health, Emory University, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.