CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – Can effective water management programs prevent building-associated Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks?
Embargoed Until: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 11:30 a.m. ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
This briefing will discuss and answer questions about a new Vital Signs report on how effective water management in buildings can help prevent Legionnaires’ disease, as established in newly published standards. The number of people with Legionnaires’ disease grew by nearly 4 times from 2000–2014. Legionnaires’ disease is a serious type of lung infection (pneumonia) that people can get by breathing in small droplets of water contaminated with Legionella.
CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. ET
PASSCODE: CDC Media
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: www.cdc.gov/media.
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