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CONTACT: DEBRA VENZKE
UI COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
5203 Westlawn
(319) 335-9647
e-mail: debra-venzke@uiowa.edu

Release: Oct. 23, 2002

MEDIA ADVISORY:

CDC ANTIBIOTERRORISM EXPERT AT UI OCT. 24

WHAT:

Media availability with antibioterrorism expert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

WHO:

Stephen Ostroff, M.D., deputy director of the CDC's National Center for Infectious Diseases.

WHERE:

Rembolt Conference Room (first floor), UI Center for Disabilities and Development.

WHEN:

11 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.

Stephen Ostroff will be available to meet with reporters and discuss the latest information on the CDC's strategy and efforts regarding antibioterrorism.

Ostroff may also discuss his work as the lead investigator of the CDC team involved in last year's anthrax mailings in New York City. He has coordinated numerous emerging infectious disease investigations, such as the ebola discovery in Reston, Va. in 1989 and the West Nile virus outbreak in New York City last year.

Ostroff will deliver a free lecture, "Antibioterrorism: The CDC Strategy and Perspective" from noon to 1 p.m. in the Rembolt Conference Room.

For assistance in covering this event, contact Debra Venzke at (319) 335-9647.