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For Immediate Release: August 3, 2012
Contact: CDC Division of News and Electronic Media
CDC Update: Influenza A (H3N2) Variant Virus
CDC will host a telephone-only media availability to provide an update on the domestic influenza A (H3N2) variant (“H3N2v”) virus situation. A number of additional cases of human infection with H3N2v virus have been confirmed in the United States and are being reported on Friday. To date, all of the cases reported involved recent swine exposure.
Friday, August 3, 2012 at Noon (ET)
Joseph Bresee, M.D., Influenza Division, CDC
Lisa Ferguson, D.V.M., National Animal Health Policy Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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PASSCODE: CDC Media
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A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov/media.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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