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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2009
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC Telebriefing on New England Journal of Medicine Articles on H1N1 Flu

What:

CDC will host a PHONE ONLY press briefing to discuss two New England Journal of Medicine articles  by CDC authors on H1N1 Flu.  The articles are title "Human Infections with Triple-Reassortant Swine Influenza A (H1) Viruses in the United States, 2005-2009" and "Emergence of a Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Virus in Humans."

Who:

  • Carolyn Bridges, MD, Medical Epidemiologist, CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease (NCIRD)
  • Fatimah Dawood, MD, Medical Epidemiologist, CDC NCIRD
  • Lyn Finelli, MD, Medical Epidemiologist, CDC NCIRD
  • Michael Shaw, PhD, Microbiologist, CDC NCIRD

When:

Thursday May 7, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. ET

Dial-In:

888-795-0855 MEDIA ONLY
800-369-2153 NON MEDIA
517-308-9327 INTERNATIONAL
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 press briefing will also be available via listen-only audio web site at http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=58947. We strongly encourage non-media participants to use the webcast.

Inquiries:

Please direct all media inquiries regarding the Swine Flu outbreak to one of the following e-mail boxes:

  • MediaOutbreak@cdc.gov (All print and web inquiries)
  • RadioOutbreak@cdc.gov (All radio interview requests)
  • TVOutbreak@cdc.gov (All television interview requests)

Transcript:

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

Note:

The full text of the articles will be available at http://www.nejm.org/.
An update on the ongoing investigation will be available at http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/.  This page will be updated daily.

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