Who: Dr. Robert Tauxe, Deputy Director, CDC Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases
Dr. David Acheson, Associate Commissioner for Foods, FDA
Available to answer questions:
Ian Williams, Chief, CDC OutbreakNet Team
Michael Chappell, Acting Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs, FDA
Melinda K. Plaisier, Associate Commissioner for International Programs, FDA
What: Release of "Outbreak of Salmonella serotype Saintpaul Infections Associated with Multiple Produce Items -- United States 2008" being published in Thursday August 28th 's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Why: The new report is a preliminary summary of results from one of the largest salmonella outbreaks ever in the United States and the largest foodborne outbreaks in the last 10 years that is based on confirmed cases.
When: Thursday, August 28, 12:00 p.m., ET
Brief remarks followed by Q&A
Where: The briefing will begin promptly; media should dial in a few minutes before the start of the conference.
Listen Only: 877-602-6906
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.
LISTEN-ONLY AUDIO WEBCAST
This media availability will also available via listen-only audio web cast at http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media.
A transcript of this media briefing will also be available at the CDC web site at http://www.cdc.gov/media.
CONTACT: CDC Division of Media Relations, +1-404-639-3286
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SOURCE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention