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CDC Issues Interim Guidance for the Use of Facemasks and Respirators in Public Settings During an Influenza Pandemic

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2007
Contact: CDC Media Relations (404) 639-3286


Dr. Julie Gerberding, Director CDC
Dr. Michael Bell, Associate Director for Infection Control, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID)
Lt. Cmdr. Lisa Delaney, Industrial Hygienist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Roland BerryAnn, Deputy Director of National Personal Protective Technology Laboratories (NIOSH)


Thursday, May 3, 2007
12:00 PM ET
Brief remarks followed by Q&A.


To address questions and issues surrounding the use of masks and respirators by the general public during a pandemic.


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Media who cannot attend in person can listen and ask questions by toll-free conference line. The briefing will begin promptly; media should dial in a few minutes before the start of the conference.

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Passcode: CDC Media


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This media availability will also available via listen-only audio web cast at



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