Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Holds Press Conference on Swine Flu

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Monday, April 27, 2009; 4:01 PM


[*] STAFF: Good afternoon. Thanks for -- for being here.

In a minute, Secretary Napolitano is going to make some remarks and then open it up for questions. She is joined with her today by the undersecretary of state for management, Pat Kennedy, and the president's counterterrorism and homeland security adviser, Mr. John Brennan.

NAPOLITANO: Thank you. Good afternoon.

This is the second daily briefing, and we will do these on a regular basis as we work our way through these -- the swine flu issue, what is happening at the governmental level, and what is happening around the world.

First, I would like to inform you that today both the CDC and the State Department will be issuing travel alerts related to swine flu and related to travel to Mexico. What those alerts mean is that they encourage individuals to avoid any non-essential travel to Mexico for the time being.

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