Buyer Briefed on VA Preparedness and Response to Swine Flu
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Steve Buyer, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, was briefed on actions the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking to prepare and respond to the H1N1 influenza, formerly known as "swine flu".
"VA is taking measures to protect veterans and our entire population," Buyer said. "It is among the Department's missions to play a critical role in national emergencies, and I am pleased with its preparedness and response in regard to the H1N1 virus. Clearly, VA has implemented lessons learned from annual preparedness exercises as well as actual emergencies such as Hurricane Katrina and the SARS outbreak. The improved levels of communication and coordination between VA and its local and federal partners will serve veterans and our country well." Read More >
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