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Community Briefing about SARS and Emergency Preparedness

The Organization of Chinese Americans, Greater Washington DC Chapter will co-host a Community Briefing concerning the current Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic and Emergency Preparedness in Montgomery County. See details below.

Community Briefing including current information about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)& Emergency Preparedness

Tuesday, April 29th, 2003., 7:30 p.m.
Montgomery County Council Office Building Cafeteria
100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville MD

Learn from experts about:
A new disease called SARS
Emergency Preparedness
Scope of SARS
What Maryland and Montgomery County is doing about SARS

General public invited to attend.
Translators available in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the County Executive, Montgomery County Regional Services Centers, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery County Department of Fire & Rescue Services, Organization of Chinese Americans-Greater DC Chapter, and the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC).

For more information,contact Lisa Lee at 240-777-8042.

Even though scientists and medical professionals have identified the virus that causes SARS, the worldwide transmission and control of this disease is on the forefront of the minds of many national and local government leaders. Recent reports of the identification of a few SARS cases in Northern Virginia shows our area is not immune to this disease. Please join us for a briefing by officials from the Montgomery County Government. You can learn the latest procedures the county government is taking to detect and control SARS, and you can ask questions and address your concerns. This briefing is open to all. Translators will be available in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese dialects.