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CDC Telebriefing: Update on Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) in the U.S.

Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

What

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update on acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the United States. AFM is a rare, but serious condition that affects the nervous system and causes the muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak.

Who

Nancy Messonnier, MD (CAPT, USPHS, RET) – Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC

When

12:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Dial-In  

Media: 888-795-0855

Non-Media: 800-369-1605

INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0161

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 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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