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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: January 16, 2008
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC to Launch Study on Unexplained Illness


Dr. Michele Pearson, Principal Investigator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Joe Selby, Director, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California


The telebriefing will outline CDC′s study to learn more about an unexplained skin condition referred to as Morgellons.


Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 2:00 p.m. Eastern, 11:00 a.m. Pacific


International Dial-in: 212-287-1766
Listen Only: 1-800-475-4938
Passcode: CDC Media

Important Instructions:

If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. To withdraw your question, press *2. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

Listen-Only Audio Webcast

This briefing will also be audio webcast. To listen LIVE online, please visit


A transcript of this teleconference will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at .


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