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For Immediate Release: Monday, December 2, 2013
Contact: Media Relations
Measles Still Threatens Health Security: On 50th Anniversary of Measles Vaccine, Spike in Imported Measles Cases
On 50th Anniversary of Measles Vaccine, Spike in Imported Measles Cases
CDC will host a live media briefing at CDC to discuss the renewed spike of measles in the U.S. and its continued threat to health security.
Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Peter Strebel, M.B.Ch.B., M.P.H., Accelerated Disease Coordinator, Immunizations, Vaccines and Biologicals Department, WHO
Alan Hinman, M.D., M.P.H., Director for Programs, Center for Vaccine Equity, Task Force for Global Health
Samuel Katz, M.D., Wilburt Cornell Davison Professsor and Chair Emeritus of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical School
Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 12:30 pm (ET)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Atlanta, GA 30329
Tom Harkin Global Communications Center (Building 19), Press Room
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12:15 ET – 13:15 ET
Galaxy 17- 15K (36 MHz – SD)
Uplink Frequency: 14300.00
Downlink Frequency: 12000.00 H
PASSCODE: CDC Media
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A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.
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