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DoD's Pandemic Flu Web Site Goes Live

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2005 – In partnership with other federal agencies, the Defense Department's Deployment Health Support Directorate went 'live' today with a Web site to help meet the objectives outlined in President Bush's national strategy for pandemic influenza.

The site, at deploymentlink.osd.mil, offers information about pandemic flu and avian flu. It has a section of frequently asked questions, a glossary of important terms and health-related information. The site includes links to other federal government agencies, and more information will be added as it becomes available, officials said.

The site also has a section with information for servicemembers, such as the DoD's role in dealing with avian flu, the risks for servicemembers overseas, and protective measures that can be taken.

"In the past few months," read a statement on the new Web site, "DoD assistance to civil authorities during recent natural disasters has demonstrated that, when directed, we are able to respond with a wide array of capabilities to support the nation during times of need.

"With these same capabilities and others, we stand ready to assist in the event of a pandemic," the statement read.

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