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CDC to Discuss Increase in Hib Meningitis Cases

Saturday, January 24, 2009 General News J E 4
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Who: Dr. Anne Schuchat, Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)



Dr. Ruth Lynfield, Minnesota State Epidemiologist



What: CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health will discuss the current situation in regards to Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) cases in Minnesota, the availability of the Hib vaccine and recommendations for healthcare providers and parents. Hib meningitis is a severe bacterial infection, occurring primarily in infants and children under five years of age.



When: Friday, January 23, 1:00 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.



Dial-In:



Media: 888-795-0855

Listen Only: 800-857-5742

International: 212-547-0466

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.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=55325.



TRANSCRIPT

A transcript of this media briefing will also be available at the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov/media.





http://www.hhs.gov/



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



/PRNewswire-USNewswire - Jan. 23/

SOURCE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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