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Embargoed Until: Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
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CDC Director to speak on the state of nation’s health security at the National Press Club

“The Cough Heard ‘Round the World”


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden  will speak on the state of our nation’s health security at the National Press Club’s Luncheon on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.  Dr. Frieden’s talk, The Cough Heard ‘Round the World, will identify imminent dangers to our health security – superbugs, disasters, and leading causes of death – and the strategies the nation’s health protection agency can use to thwart them.

A Q&A session will follow his remarks. Questions may be submitted for Dr. Frieden by emailing the National Press Club president ( with the subject line FRIEDEN) before 10:00 a.m. (ET) on September 10th.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013
1:00 p.m. (ET)


National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

Dr. Frieden’s remarks will also be broadcast live at 1:00 p.m. (ET) on the National Press Club’s website ( For more information about the event, click here. 


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