B-roll satellite distribution advisory - GARDASIL(R) approved by Health
Canada for males to prevent genital warts

MONTREAL, Feb. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Genital warts, a sexually transmitted infection, are caused by the Human Papillomavirus or HPV. Every year there are more than 40,000 new cases of genital warts in Canada, 90% of which are caused by two of the four HPV types found in Merck's quadrivalent vaccine (GARDASIL(R)).

Be on the lookout for the b-roll to be distributed via satellite today (February 23, 2010) between: 10:30 and 11:00 ET and between 12:30 and 13:00 ET.

    
    Coordinates:
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         Anik F2C 3B
         Downlink Freq: 3820 V
         Audios 6.2 and 6.8
         Telesat order: 218313

    The news release is available at
    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2010/23/c3832.html

    Footage includes:
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    - Interviews with medical experts
    - Interview with a young man on his experience with genital warts
    - Medical images of genital warts
    

SOURCE Merck

For further information: For further information: Montreal: Roch Landriault, NATIONAL Public Relations, (514) 843-2345; Stephanie Lyttle, NATIONAL Public Relations, (514) 843-2365; Calgary: Lauren Piercy, NATIONAL Public Relations, (403) 531-0331 ext. #499; Toronto: Lynn Bessoudo, NATIONAL Public Relations, (416) 848-1426; Winnipeg: Barbara Biggar, (204) 781-0747


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