/C O R R E C T I O N -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/

In the news release, CDC Media Briefing: Preliminary FoodNet Data, issued 09-Apr-2008 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that under the heading LISTEN-ONLY AUDIO WEBCAST the second sentence should read, "Listen to the Briefing: www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media" rather than

"http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=37729" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:

CDC Media Briefing: Preliminary FoodNet Data


Dr. Robert Tauxe, Deputy Director, CDC Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases

Available to answer questions:

Faye Feldstein, Acting director, Food and Drug Administration's Office of Food Defense, Communication and Emergency Response

Dr. Morris Potter, Lead Scientist for Epidemiology in the FDA's Office of Food Defense, Communication and Emergency Response

Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, Executive Associate for Public Health, United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service, Office of Public Health Science


Release of "Preliminary FoodNet Data on the Incidence of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food - 10 States, United States, 2007" being published in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.


The new report highlights foodborne illness disease trends and growing foodborne illness challenges.

Foodborne illnesses are a substantial health burden in the United States. The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) collects data from 10 U.S. states regarding diseases caused by enteric pathogens transmitted commonly through food. FoodNet quantifies and monitors the incidence of these infections by conducting active, population-based surveillance for laboratory-confirmed illnesses. This report describes preliminary surveillance data for 2007 and compares them with baseline data from the period 1996-1998.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Noon, ET

Brief remarks followed by Q&A

Media should call in and ask questions by toll-free conference line. The briefing will begin promptly; media should dial in a few minutes before the start of the conference.

Dial-in: 1-888-795-0855

Listen Only: 1-800-475-0249

Passcode: CDC Media


This briefing will also be audio webcast.

Listen to the Briefing: www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media


The guidance document, graphics and a full transcript of this teleconference will be available following the briefing on the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media.

CONTACT: Lola Russell of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, +1-404-639-3286

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- April 9/

SOURCE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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