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For Immediate Release: May 8, 2009
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
CDC Briefing Information on Investigation of Human Cases of H1N1 Flu
Important: Weekend Briefing Information Below
CDC will host a press briefing to discuss an update in the investigation of cases of H1N1 Flu.
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)
Richard Besser, M.D., Acting Director, CDC
Robert J. Blendon, Sc.D., Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Harvard School of Public Health/Kennedy School of Government
Friday May 8, 2009 at 1 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 12:30 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: 800-369-1989
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 site at http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=58987. 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.
There will be a telephone-only briefing on Saturday at 11 a.m. Call-in information will be sent later this afternoon. There will be no briefing on Sunday.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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