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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report Six million children still affected by asthma: What can be done to reduce asthma attacks in children?

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 5, 2018
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

What
Although attacks have gone down since 2001, still more than half of all children with asthma had 1 or more attacks in 2016, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs report. What can be done to continue increasing asthma management in children?

Who
Anne Schuchat, M.D., RADM, USPHS, Acting Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cathy Bailey, Ph.D., Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects
Hatice Zahran, M.D., M.P.H., Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects

When
Tuesday, February 6, at 12:00 p.m. ET

Dial-In
Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1605
INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0331
PASSCODE: CDC Media

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.

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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