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Can polio be eradicated despite recent setbacks?

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Media Advisory

Embargoed until: Monday, October 24, 2016 12:00 PM ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
404-639-3286

What

The world is at the brink of a historic moment: eradication of polio, one of the most feared scourges of humanity; yet, recent setbacks threaten this long-awaited achievement. On World Polio Day, CDC and Rotary will co-host a live media briefing at CDC to highlight historic progress—the fewest polio cases in the fewest places in history—and outline what is needed to achieve a polio-free world.

In addition, reporters attending the presentation at CDC will get an exclusive first look at Rotary’s and UNICEF’s virtual reality showcase on polio.

Who

Presenters include:

  • Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • John Germ, 2016-2017 president, Rotary
  • Reza Hossaini, director, Polio Eradication, UNICEF
  • Dennis Ogbe, Paralympic athlete and polio survivor

When

Monday, Oct. 24, 2016; 12 P.M. EST 

Where

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

  • RSVP to media@cdc.gov or (404) 639-3286 no later than 10 A.M. EST Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
    • Reporters should plan to arrive 30-45 minutes prior to the start of the media briefing and have a government-issue photo ID for entry. View more info on parking and directions here.

Live Webcast

  • Windows media: http://wm.onlinevideoservice.com/CDC1
  • Flash: http://www.onlinevideoservice.com/clients/CDC/?mount=CDC3
  • Smart phones and mobile devices:http://wowza01.sea.onlinevideoservice.com/live/CDC3/playlist.m3u8

Dial In

Media: 888-795-0855
Non Media: 888-603-7018
International: 1-800-369-1943
Passcode: CDC Media

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.

Satellite Feed

Galaxy 17 Ku  Intelsat 10/24/2016 1145 ET – 10/24/2016 1315 ET
Txp: 2 Ch: upper
Downlink Frequency: 11749.00 V      Bandwidth: 18.00   FEC: 3/4
Data Rate: 18.295       Symbol Rate: 13.235
MPEG: MPEG-2    Modulation: DVB-S     Modulation Std: QPSK
Pilot On: No         Chroma Format: 4:2:0   Video Format: 1080i 60Hz

Galaxy 18 Ku Intelsat 10/24/2016 1145 ET – 10/24/2016 1315 ET
Txp: 3 Ch: lower
Downlink Frequency: 11751.00 V    Bandwidth: 18.00 FEC: 3/4
Data Rate: 18.295      Symbol Rate: 13.235
MPEG: MPEG-2    Modulation: DVB-S   Modulation Std: QPSK
Pilot On: No      Chroma Format: 4:2:0   Video Format: 1080i 60Hz

CDC Technical Help: 404-663-8595

Transcript

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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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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