Contact: CDC Media Relations 404-639-3286
WHO: Dr. Louise Floyd, CDC fetal alcohol syndrome expert
Dr. Nancy Rosenstein, CDC anthrax expert and Dr. Elena Page, CDC occupational safety expert
WHAT: To discuss two articles in this weeks Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Alcohol Use Among Women of Childbearing Age and Suspected Cutaneous Anthrax in a Laboratory Worker- Texas, 2002
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. CDC reports that rates of frequent drinking during pregnancy remain high. Dr. Floyd will discuss Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, one of the most prevalent developmental disabilities affecting children.
Drs. Rosenstein and Page will discuss a case of cutaneous anthrax in a Texas lab worker. The lab worker may have become infected because of a skin exposure to a contaminated surface.
WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2002
12 Noon - 12:15 PM ET Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
12:15 12:30 PM ET Anthrax
Brief remarks followed by Q/A.
WHERE: At your desk, by toll-free conference line: Dial 866-254-5942
Teleconference name: CDC
A full transcript of this teleconference will be available today following the teleconference on the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media This teleconference will also be audio webcast. Listen LIVE online at http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media
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