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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Contact: CDC Media Relations, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC Telebriefing: Vital Signs Report on Listeria Illnesses, Deaths, and Outbreaks — United States, 2009–2011


CDC will host a telephone-only media briefing to discuss the new Vital Signs report on foodborne illness from Listeria. The Vital Signs report provides a national snapshot of listeria rates and foods that caused outbreaks between 2009 and 2011, as reported to CDC through three monitoring systems. Learn who is most at risk, how deadly Listeria can be and what needs to be done to protect people from Listeria.


Tom R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Elisabeth Hagen, M.D., Undersecretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Michael R. Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration


Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 12 p.m. ET. 

Media: 888-795-0855
Listen Only: 800-369-1605
International: 630-395-0331

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.

This press briefing media will also be available via listen-only audio web cast at

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


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