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CDC provides update on Ebola outbreak in West Africa - 7-28

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Monday, July 28, 2014
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

What

CDC will host a media telebriefing today to discuss the on-going outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. There is no significant risk in the U.S. While it is unlikely that the disease would spread if imported into the United States, the recent infections in U.S. healthcare workers working abroad highlight the need for vigilance. CDC is reminding U.S. healthcare workers of the importance of testing and isolating sick travelers returning from the affected areas.

Who

Stephan Monroe, Ph.D., CDC, Deputy Director, National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

When

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. (ET)

Dial In

Media: 888-795-0855  
Non-Media: 800-369-3153 
INTERNATIONAL: 630-395-0219  
PASSCODE: CDC Media
* Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference.

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.

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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