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Media Statement

For Immediate Release: February 26, 2009
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

Alleged CDC Beer Pong/Herpes Simplex study is a HOAX

Recent news stories about an alleged CDC study showing a possible link between the drinking game, Beer Pong, and herpes simplex 1, the virus that causes cold sores, are false. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not publish the referenced article. For more information please contact CDC's Division of Media Relations at 404-639-3286.


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