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For Immediate Release: May 5, 2009
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
CDC Briefing on Investigation of Human Cases of H1N1 Flu
CDC will host a press briefing to discuss an update in the investigation of cases of H1N1 Flu.
The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, HHS
Richard Besser, M.D., Acting Director, CDC
Tuesday May 5, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Tom Harkin Global Communications Center (Building 19), Press Room
For directions to CDC, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/about/resources/visitGuide.htm#direction.
Parking is available in the Building 19 parking deck located on CDC Parkway. Media should arrive at the CDC by 12:30 p.m. 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.
*Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference. We will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Listen Only: 800-988-9749
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.
Call Crawford Communications Bookings at 1-800-243-1995 to make arrangements for broadcast feed.
Listen-Only Audio Webcast
This press briefing media will also be available via listen-only audio web site at http://www.videonewswire.com/cdc/58832/reg.html. We strongly encourage non-media participants to use the webcast.
Please direct all media inquiries regarding the Swine Flu outbreak to one of the following e-mail boxes:
MediaOutbreak@cdc.gov (All print and web inquiries)
RadioOutbreak@cdc.gov (All radio interview requests)
TVOutbreak@cdc.gov (All television interview requests)
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov/media.
Pool Notes, Photos & Videos
Secretary Sebelius is scheduled to tour CDC's Emergency Operations Center (EOC). A pool reporter's notes as well as Associated Press photos will be distributed via e-mail and at www.cdc.gov/media following the press briefing. B-roll of her tour will be available through the CDC/Crawford media briefing feed immediately following the briefing.
An update on the ongoing investigation will be available at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swine/investigation.htm. This page will be updated daily.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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