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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 2, 2013
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

Measles Still Threatens Health Security: On 50th Anniversary of Measles Vaccine, Spike in Imported Measles Cases

On 50th Anniversary of Measles Vaccine, Spike in Imported Measles Cases


CDC will host a live media briefing at CDC to discuss the renewed spike of measles in the U.S. and its continued threat to health security.


Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Peter Strebel, M.B.Ch.B., M.P.H., Accelerated Disease Coordinator, Immunizations, Vaccines and Biologicals Department, WHO
Alan Hinman, M.D., M.P.H., Director for Programs, Center for Vaccine Equity, Task Force for Global Health
Samuel Katz, M.D., Wilburt Cornell Davison Professsor and Chair Emeritus of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical School


Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 12:30 pm (ET)


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Tom Harkin Global Communications Center (Building 19), Press Room

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Satellite Feed:

12:15 ET – 13:15 ET
Galaxy 17- 15K (36 MHz – SD)
Uplink Frequency: 14300.00
Downlink Frequency: 12000.00 H

Live Webcast:


Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1917
Toll-Free: 630-395-0353

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.

For those wishing to attend the media briefing in person, you must contact Laura Bellinger, public affairs specialist, CDC's Division of Public Affairs, at or contact CDC’s main press office at 4S04-639-3286. Reporters who RSVP will be guaranteed access.

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


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