Health officials are keeping a watchful eye on two viruses, a new and potentially lethal Avian Influenza A (H7N9) virus present in China and a novel coronavirus in the Arabian Peninsula and United Kingdom. Even a Connecticut-based flu-vaccine maker has just announced they are prepared to provide enough vaccine necessary to prevent a pandemic from the current bird flu virus.
So while the U.S. 2012-2013 influenza season is winding down, your plans for keeping your workplace healthy shouldn’t be. As the recent threats of SARS, Avian flu and H1N1 have shown, with an increasingly mobile workforce, there is no downtime when it comes to preventing the spread of infectious disease.
So what exactly are today’s infectious disease threats? Should we be worrying about the novel coronavirus that has been detected? What about the novel influenza A (H7N9) virus in China? What are employers doing to prevent the spread of infectious diseases at work? What is the role of public health officials in protecting our health against infectious disease? Where can I get credible information on current threats?
On May 9, we will bring together public and private sector leaders on what businesses need to know and do now to be prepared.
Our panel will include:
- Dr. Michael Parry, Director, Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, Stamford Hospital
- Anne Fountain, Director of Health and Social Services, City of Stamford
- Carol Kagdis, Corporate Medical Director, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Registration: There are two ways to register for this event:
- Register and pay online using our secure online application and bypass form below – just indicate ‘Preventing’ in memo area.
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