Tuesday, December 1, 2009

PLN 26

Team Uses Afghan Airwaves to Counter Flu Misinformation by Air Force 2nd Lt. Natassia Cherne, what matters is Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team service members used radio waves to combat misinformation about the spread of the H1N1 flu virus here. Navy Lt. Jennifer Dreiling, team senior medical officer from McLean, VA, and Navy Lt. j.g. Stacy Gross, team information operations officer from Lakeville, Minn., broadcasted public health messages about the virus Nov. 19 on Radio Kalagush, a U.S.-funded Afghan radio station transmitted from Forward Operating Base Kalagush. The messages informed people how to react to the common cold or H1N1 symptoms, and what to do if they suspect they have the virus. I think that this will help people get more informed of the virus and what to do if they get the virus. This will help prevent the spread of the H1N1 flu. Every radio message the team broadcasts with useful information about the virus is another opportunity to take power away from the enemy’s information campaign.

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