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For Immediate Release: April 23, 2009
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
CDC Briefing on Public Health Investigation of Human Cases of Swine Influenza
CDC will host a press briefing to discuss an update in the investigation of cases of swine influenza in California and Texas. CDC issued an MMWR dispatch on Tuesday April 21. The briefing will update information included in the dispatch.
Anne Schuchat, M.D., Interim Deputy Director for Science and Public Health Program
Nancy Cox, Ph.D., Chief, Influenza Division, NCIRD
Thursday April 23, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. ET.
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/about/resources/visitGuide.htm#direction.
Parking is available in the Building 19 parking deck located on CDC Parkway. Media should arrive at the CDC by 3:00 p.m. Media must present photo ID for access.
Media who cannot attend in person can listen and ask questions by toll-free conference line. The briefing will begin promptly; media should dial in a few minutes before the start of the conference.
Listen Only: 800-779-9078
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.
Call Crawford Communications Bookings at 1-800-243-1995 to make arrangements for broadcast feed.
Listen-Only Audio Webcast
This press briefing media will also be available via listen-only audio web cast at http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=58310. We strongly encourage non-media participants to use the webcast.
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov/media.
An update on the ongoing investigation will be available at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swine/investigation.htm. This page will be updated daily at 3 p.m. ET until further notice.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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