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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: February 19, 2008
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC to Discuss First State Preparedness Report


Julie L. Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H; Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and

Richard Besser, M.D., Director, CDC Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response


The telebriefing will provide background and highlights from CDC’s first public health emergency preparedness report on state preparedness efforts. The embargoed report can be found at:
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**Preparedness report and briefing information is embargoed until 2 p.m. EST, Wednesday, February 20**


Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 11 a.m., ET
Brief remarks followed by Q&A.


Media: 888-795-0855
Listen Only: 877-918-9236
International: 517-308-9364
Passcode: CDC Media

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.

Listen-Only Audio Webcast

This media availability will also available via listen-only audio web cast at


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


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