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CDC Director to highlight steps being taken to improve laboratory quality and safety after recent lab incidents

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Friday, July 11, 2014
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

What

CDC will host a media briefing to discuss the report that highlights actions being taken by the agency to prevent lab incidents, including the recent anthrax lab incident occurring in early June at the Roybal Campus location in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Who

CDC will host a media briefing to discuss the report that highlights actions being taken by the agency to prevent lab incidents, including the recent anthrax lab incident occurring in early June at the Roybal Campus location in Atlanta, Georgia. 

When

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Please Note: Content embargoed until 12:30 p.m. ET, July 11, 2014

Where:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Tom Harkin Global Communications Center (Building 19), Press Room
For directions to CDC, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/museum/visitor.htm

Satellite Feed:

7/11/14 1115-1245 ET 
G17/18K Slot D 9mhz
Downlink frequency: 12073.5 Vertical
FEC ¾
Symbol Rate 6.1113
Data Rate 8.448
Modulation DVBS QPSK
Chroma 4:2:0

Teleport trouble number during the feed: 678-421-6604

Live Webcast

Windows Media:
http://wm.onlinevideoservice.com/CDC1
Flash:
http://www.onlinevideoservice.com/clients/CDC/?mount=CDC3

Dial In

Media: 888-795-0855  
Non-Media: 800-369-3153  
INTERNATIONAL: 630-395-0219  
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions 
For reporters calling in for the press conference, you are encouraged to call in at least 5 to 10-minutes prior to the start of press conference because of the anticipated high call volume. 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, please arrive 20 to 30-minutes prior to press conference due to security check and set-up. Reporters should RSVP with CDC’s main press office at 404-639-3286 by 11:00 a.m. (ET) to guarantee access to press conference.

Transcript
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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