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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2012
Contact: CDC Division of News and Electronic Media
(404) 639-3286

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


* Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference.

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 877-917-5780
INTERNATIONAL: 1-203-827-7034  

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.


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


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