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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Vector Borne Diseases

More than 640,000 cases reported, 2004-2016: Illnesses from tick, mosquito, and flea bites increased from 2004 - 2016

Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

What

The number of illnesses from tick, mosquito, and flea bites has more than tripled in the US, with over 640,000 cases reported from 2004 through 2016. Widespread and difficult to control, diseases from mosquitoes and ticks are major causes of illness and sometimes death.

Who

Robert Redfield, M.D., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lyle Petersen, M.D.,MPH, Director, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases

When

Tuesday, May 1, 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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