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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: February 14, 2008
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC and FEMA Discuss Preliminary Test Results from Trailers and Mobile Homes in Louisiana and Mississippi


Julie L. Gerberding M.D., M.P.H, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


CDC, FEMA press conference. Dr. Gerberding will announce the preliminary findings of the formaldehyde testing in trailers and mobile homes in Louisiana and Mississippi. Administrator Paulison will discuss actions FEMA plans to take based on the CDC findings. The testing of 520 occupied manufactured housing units from Dec. 21, 2007 to Jan. 23, 2008 was conducted for FEMA by the CDC.


February 14, 2008
12:00 p.m. central standard time; 1p.m. eastern standard time
Brief remarks followed by Q&A.


FEMA Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office, 1 Seine Court, 3rd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70114


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