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Is this the first White House conference call with bloggers?

SECRETARIES LEAVITT, JOHANNS & SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT

VENKAYYA TO HOST AVIAN INFLUENZA CONFERENCE CALL WITH BLOGGERS

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2006 – Secretary of Health & Human Services, Mike

Leavitt, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, and Special Assistant to

the President for Biodefense at the White House Homeland Security

Council, Dr. Rajeev Venkayya, will discuss preparations for avian

influenza in the U.S. Secretary Leavitt will discuss public health

preparedness; Secretary Johanns will discuss domestic bird monitoring

systems; and Dr. Venkayya will discuss the President’s policy

initiatives. There will be a question and answer session following

remarks from host participants.

Does this mean I should start worrying about bird flu?

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