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CDC Issues Interim Guidance for the Use of Facemasks and Respirators in Public Settings During an Influenza Pandemic
Thursday, May 3, 2007 12:00 PM Eastern


WHO: Dr. Julie Gerberding, Director CDC
Dr. Michael Bell, Associate Director for Infection Control, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID)
Lt. Cmdr. Lisa Delaney, Industrial Hygienist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Roland BerryAnn, Deputy Director of National Personal Protective Technology Laboratories (NIOSH)

WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 2007
12:00 PM ET
Brief remarks followed by Q&A.

WHY: To address questions and issues surrounding the use of masks and respirators by the general public during a pandemic.

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