CDC Director to host media briefing on recent resurgence of measles in the United States

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CDC will host a live media briefing at CDC to discuss the renewed spike of measles in the U.S. and its continued threat to health security.


Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Peter Strebel, M.B.Ch.B., M.P.H., Accelerated Disease Coordinator, Immunizations,        Vaccines and Biologicals Department, WHO.

Alan Hinman, M.D., M.P.H., Director for Programs, Center for Vaccine Equity, Task Force for Global Health

Samuel Katz, M.D., Wilburt Cornell Davison Professor and Chair Emeritus of Pediatrics,

Duke University Medical School


Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 12:30 pm (ET)


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30329

Tom Harkin Global Communications Center (Building 19), Press Room

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SPECIAL NOTE: Reporters who wish to attend the media briefing must send RSVP to Laura Bellinger, public affairs specialist, CDC's Division of Public Affairs, at or contact CDC’s main press office at 404-639-3286 by noon on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Reporters who RSVP will be guaranteed access.


Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1917

Toll-Free: 630-395-0353


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.


A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site:

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