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1599FW: PHEP-NET -- FW: West Nile Virus

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  • Bell, Elizabeth
    Aug 14, 2000
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      -----Original Message-----
      From: Canfield, John [mailto:QZC6@...]
      Sent: Monday, August 14, 2000 2:28 PM
      To: CDC-HEALTHED@...
      Subject: PHEP-NET -- FW: West Nile Virus


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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Hickson, Meredith
      > Sent: Monday, August 14, 2000 2:26 PM
      > To: Canfield, John; Ford, Sandra L.
      > Cc: Fernandez, Mary E. (Mel)
      > Subject: West Nile Virus
      >
      > Sandy and John--
      > DVBID has just lost their health educator and are in an info dissemination
      > crunch with the increasing "worried-well" public and the rising number of
      > WNV cases being reported. The Division has asked the following anno to go
      > out to the Communicators Roundtable and PHEP-Net ASAP for potential
      > detailees:
      > _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
      >
      > West Nile Virus is an emerging infectious disease problem in the NE U.S.,
      > and the public's desire for information about preventing and controlling
      > its spread is growing also. (See MMWR article "Update: WNV Activity - NE
      > U.S., Jan-Aug 7, 2000", August 11,2000/49(31); 714-7). NCID's Division of
      > Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases (DVBID) has just lost their staff person
      > who composes and transmits materials through all the public information
      > outlets available to them.
      > We are in need of an experienced health educator, health communicator,
      > technical information specialist, or writer/editor for a detail to Ft.
      > Collins, Colorado (approx. 30 days) who can translate and disseminate
      > technical material such as backgrounders, Qs and As, Congressional inquiry
      > responses and testimonies, public inquiry (snail mail and 3-mail)
      > responses, Web-based information, fact sheets for health department staff
      > and practitioners, and other documents. Assignment will also include
      > telephone duty, helping to answer and triage calls which need to be
      > forwarded to scientific staff in the Division.
      > Interested staff should forward a brief CV to Meredith Hickson with the
      > date of their earliest availability.
      > _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
      >
      > Thanks!
      > Meredith
      >
      >
      > Meredith Hickson
      > Director
      > Office of Health Communication
      > National Center for Infectious Diseases
      > tele: 404-371-5236 fax: 404-371-5490
      > mah2@...
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