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Update on the CDC Response to the Ebola Outbreak

Back from a visit to West Africa with outbreak responders, CDC director will hold media briefing

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 29, 2014
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286


Media Briefing will include a public health assessment of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and an update on CDC and USG efforts to control the spread of the outbreak and steps to help stop the largest-ever outbreak of Ebola.


Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., CDC Director


Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. (ET)


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Tom Harkin Global Communications Center (Building 19), Press Room
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Reporters who wish to attend the media briefing in person must RSVP by 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  Please contact CDC’s press office, 404-639-3286 or at  Reporters who RSVP will be guaranteed access.

For directions to CDC, please visit

Satellite Feed

Date: 09/02/14
Time: 1130-1330 ET
Satellite: (KU-Band digital) Galaxy 17: Trans.18: slot D
Bandwidth: 9 MHz
DL Freq: 12073.50 V
FEC: ¾
SR: 6.1113
Data: 8.448
Contact: XXX Encompass Bookings 1-800-295-4198
Satellite feed service is provided by CDC and free for media use

Live Webcast

Dial In

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-3153
INTERNATIONAL: 630-395-0219

Important Instructions 
Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference. 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 CDC’s web site: