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  • USA - CDC - Media conference call - CDC concludes Indiana MERS patient did not spread virus to Illinois business associate - Today 1 pm EDT

    From: "Media@cdc.gov (CDC)" <sohco@CDC.GOV> [Add to Address Book]
    To: MMWR-MEDIA@LISTSERV.CDC.GOV
    Subject: CDC Media Advisory: CDC provides update on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) *Embargoed until 1:00 p.m. ET
    Date: May 28, 2014 11:47 AM
    Media Advisory

    Embargoed until 1:00 p.m. ET
    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    Contact: CDC Media Relations
    (404) 639-3286


    CDC concludes Indiana MERS patient did not spread virus to Illinois business associate

    WHAT: After completing a series of more definitive laboratory tests, CDC officials announced today that an Illinois resident was not infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) during a business meeting he had with a man later hospitalized in Indiana and confirmed to have MERS.

    WHO: David Swerdlow, M.D. (CAPT, USPHS), incident manager for MERS-CoV response activities; and associate director for science in CDCís National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

    Mark Pallansch, M.D. Director of the Division of Viral Diseases in CDCís National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases


    WHEN: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., ET

    Dial-In:
    Media: 1- 888-795-0855
    Non-Media: 1-800-369-1917
    INTERNATIONAL: 1- 630-395-0353

    * Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference.

    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 of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov/media.

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