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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2009
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC Telebriefing on New England Journal of Medicine Articles on H1N1 Flu


CDC will host a PHONE ONLY press briefing to discuss two New England Journal of Medicine articles  by CDC authors on H1N1 Flu.  The articles are title "Human Infections with Triple-Reassortant Swine Influenza A (H1) Viruses in the United States, 2005-2009" and "Emergence of a Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Virus in Humans."


  • Carolyn Bridges, MD, Medical Epidemiologist, CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease (NCIRD)
  • Fatimah Dawood, MD, Medical Epidemiologist, CDC NCIRD
  • Lyn Finelli, MD, Medical Epidemiologist, CDC NCIRD
  • Michael Shaw, PhD, Microbiologist, CDC NCIRD


Thursday May 7, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. ET


888-795-0855 MEDIA ONLY
800-369-2153 NON MEDIA
517-308-9327 INTERNATIONAL

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.


This press briefing will also be available via listen-only audio web site at 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:

  • (All print and web inquiries)
  • (All radio interview requests)
  • (All television interview requests)


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


The full text of the articles will be available at
An update on the ongoing investigation will be available at  This page will be updated daily.


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