Fairfax County Government Holds Town Meeting On West Nile Virus


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Sept. 23, 2003

 

Fairfax County Government Holds
Town Meeting On West Nile Virus

On Tuesday, Sept. 30, members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and a panel of experts from the Fairfax County Health Department will host a Mosquito Management and West Nile virus Town Meeting beginning at 7 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, located at 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax.

Board Chairman Katherine K. Hanley will open the program and introduce the panelists who will present valuable information about mosquito management and the West Nile virus. Health Director Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu will describe the potential health impacts of the disease. She will be followed by Jorge Arias, Ph.D. and Dennis Hill who will speak about the history of the disease, steps Fairfax County has taken to manage mosquitoes in the county and protective actions citizens can take in and around their homes.

Following these presentations the panel will answer questions submitted from the audience, via telephone and through e-mail to fightthebite@fairfaxcounty.gov. People who are interested in this subject but unable to travel to the Government Center can view the program live on Fairfax County Cable Channel 16 or via the Internet on the new Channel 16 Live, which is video streamed on the World Wide Web. To view the program go to the county Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov and select Channel 16 Live.

Channel 16 Live is a new video streaming capability recently launched by the county to allow citizens and business owners to keep in touch with what’s happening in Fairfax County. This will be the first community meeting broadcast on Channel 16 Live.

For additional information on this event call 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.

 

 

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