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CDC MMWR: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Cutaneous Anthrax in a Lab Worker

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protects peoples health and safety by preventing and controlling diseases and injuries; enhances health decision by providing credible information on critical health issues; and promotes healthy living through strong partnerships with local, national and international organizations.


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Contact: CDC Media Relations
elaine.myada@ogilvypr.com
404-639-3286
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3-Apr-2002


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