Update: Public health questions about Anthrax

November 05, 2001

Dr. Bradley Perkins, CDC anthrax expert, will discuss current information about CDC's response to anthrax investigations. Monday, November 5, 2001; 12 Noon -12:45 PM EST By toll-free conference line: Dial 866-254-5942 Teleconference name: CDC/anthrax

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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