Friday, April 15, 2016

Transcript & Audio From CDC's Announcement On Zika - Microcephaly Causality

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On Wednesday afternoon, in advance of the publication of the CDC authored and NEJM published report Zika Virus and Birth Defects — Evidence of Causality, the CDC held a press conference helmed by Director Frieden in order to explain the results. 

Also taking part:
  • Sonja A. Rasmussen, MD, MS; Director of the Division of Public Health Information and Dissemination, and Editor-in-Chief of CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
  • Denise J. Jamieson, MD, MPH, CAPT, USPHS; Co-Lead, Pregnancy and Birth Defects Team, CDC Zika Virus Response Team
  • Margaret A. Honein, PhD MPH; Chief, Birth Defects Branch, National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
  • Lyle R. Petersen, MD, MPH; Director, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infections

The audio and transcript from that press conference has now been posted on the CDC Media website and may be accessed at the link below:

Press Briefing Transcript

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 2:30 P.M. EST
Please Note:This transcript is not edited and may contain errors.

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