CDC Media Briefing on Preliminary Salmonella Saintpaul Outbreak Data

Thursday, August 28, 2008 General News J E 4
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.


Media: 888-795-0855

Listen Only: 877-602-6906

International: 212-287-1766

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.


This media availability will also available via listen-only audio web cast at


A transcript of this media briefing will also be available at the CDC web site at

CONTACT: CDC Division of Media Relations, +1-404-639-3286

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Aug. 28/

SOURCE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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