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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: May 1, 2008
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC Update on Measles Outbreaks in United States


Dr. Anne Schuchat, Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)

Dr. Jane Seward, Deputy Director, Division of Viral Diseases (NCIRD)


Update on measles outbreaks throughout the United States


Thursday, May 1, 2008, 1:00 p.m., ET
Brief remarks followed by Q&A


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta
Building 19, Press Room, enter via CDC Parkway

Parking is available in the Building 19 parking deck located on CDC Parkway. Media should arrive at the CDC by 12:00 noon. Media must present photo ID for access. 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.


Media: 1-888-795-0855
Listen Only: 1-800-369-3192
International: 1-212-287-1857
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.

Broadcast Access:

Call Crawford Communications at 678-421-6604 to make arrangements for broadcast feed.

Listen-Only Audio Webcast:

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

Additional Resources:

The fact sheet, graphics and a full transcript of this teleconference will be available following the briefing on the CDC web site at


A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at


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