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Story Number: NNS090918-14

Release Date: 9/18/2009

By Mass Communication Specialist David P. Coleman, FA
PANAMAX 2009 Public Affairs

PANAMA CITY, Panama (NNS) — Representatives from 10 U.S. government agencies are holding a two-day table-top exercise in cooperation with the government of Panama to assist in responding to any future influenza pandemic Sept. 16.

The agency representatives are in Panama in conjunction with Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX 2009, a 12-day military security training exercise involving 20 countries.

The representatives discussed how the United States and the Panamanian government can manage an influenza outbreak by utilizing their agencies’ assets to combat a pandemic.

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