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    <mcc head="">PBS special to examine pandemic flu issues

    </mcc> The Capital-Journal
    Published Friday, July 11, 2008 at 11:02 a.m. CDT
    State and county officials, including Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting, the adjutant general, will take part in a live television special on pandemic flu to be broadcast on Kansas public television stations Sunday

    The one-hour program, ?Kansas Homeland Security: Pandemic Flu,? is produced by KTWU Channel 11 in Topeka and will be seen on all PBS stations in Kansas starting at 5 p.m.
    Video and live segments with public health and safety experts will focus on the history of pandemic flu, its effects, how it spreads, what can be done to prevent an outbreak in the state and what to do should an outbreak occur.
    Bunting, who also serves as director of Kansas Homeland Security and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, noted that the flu epidemic in 1918 killed more people worldwide than the number who died in World War I.
    ?There were three major flu outbreaks in the last century that killed more than 50 million people around the world,? he said. ?We want to minimize the impact a pandemic can have by being as prepared as possible.?