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CDC director to host telebriefing on landmark report detailing drug resistance threats


CDC will host a media telebriefing to discuss a new report that describes the striking toll of antibiotic-resistant germs in the United States. The report provides a first-ever, criteria-based ranking of the organisms by their threat to human health.


Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Michael Bell, M.D., Deputy Director of CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion


Monday, September 16, 2013 at noon (ET)
Content embargoed until 1 p.m. ET, September 16, 2013


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