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CDC MMWR: New data on TB epidemics worldwide

WHO: Kenneth G. Castro, M.D. and Lorna Thorpe, Ph.D., CDC tuberculosis experts

WHAT: Drs. Castro and Thorpe will discuss the continued challenges to tuberculosis elimination efforts in the United States and abroad, and this weeks Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report articles, Progress Toward Tuberculosis Control India, 2001 and Tuberculosis Outbreak on an American Indian Reservation Montanta, 2000-2001

The MMWR also includes the provisional number of TB cases in the United States for 2001.

WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2002 12 Noon 12:30 PM ET

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 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: Elaine Myada
elaine.myada@ogilvypr.com
202-557-0821
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
20-Mar-2002


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