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CDC to Discuss First State Preparedness Report

For Immediate Release: February 19, 2008
Contact: CDC Division of Media Relations (404)639-3286


Who:

Julie L. Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H; Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and

Richard Besser, M.D., Director, CDC Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response

Why:

The telebriefing will provide background and highlights from CDC’s first public health emergency preparedness report on state preparedness efforts. The embargoed report can be found at: http://emergency.cdc.gov/secure/feb08phprep
Login: btsecure
Password: $protect12
**Preparedness report and briefing information is embargoed until 2 p.m. EST, Wednesday, February 20**

When:

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 11 a.m., ET
Brief remarks followed by Q&A.

DIAL-IN:

Media: 888-795-0855
Listen Only: 877-918-9236
International: 517-308-9364
Passcode: CDC Media

Important Instructions:

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

LISTEN-ONLY AUDIO WEBCAST

This media availability will also available via listen-only audio web cast at www.cdc.gov/media/.

TRANSCRIPT

A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov/media/.

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